Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Well, Shut My Mouth!

Whoa! It has been a month since I have blogged! My excuse? Grandkids. We are having to close down our business. Just excuses!

I had an interesting revelation this morning though.

When we first learn about the Holy Spirit, we are so interested, freaked out, passionate, by all of the manifestations. The main one being speaking in tongues. We practice (only in the bathroom!), read every book about it (there are many), learning to let it flow.

Releasing even our tongues to the Holy Spirit, flowing in that Heavenly language.

But now Holy Spirit is teaching me, admonishing me to hold my tongue.

To not speak freely what is on my mind. To not chatterbox. Not speaking without thinking or checking in with Him.

To guard my heart and mind, my thoughts, my speech.

He blesses me with so many ideas, dreams, visions. But some are not to be shared at that time or maybe not at all.

So He is teaching me to listen to Him - to shut my mouth if need be- to only let out and share it if and when He releases me to.

It's all about His timing. His plan.

He has prepared the heart and He knows when the time is right.

And it's a well oiled machine when it works together well. It runs smoothly but is effective and powerful with the oil of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, set a guard at my mouth!

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