“I will help you speak and teach you what to say.”

Last night I did something that I never believed I could do. I spoke in public. I gave my testimony at the women’s meeting at church. Public speaking is my BIGGEST fear hands down. But here’s the thing. I wasn’t afraid while I was speaking! Oh I’ve had to give speeches and presentations before in high school and college, but there was one main difference…I was terrified to the point of being sick and so nervous I couldn’t get the words out. But last night was different. I prayed and had a lot of others praying that I wouldn’t be nervous and while I was speaking, I wasn’t. Now I am not saying I am a great public speaker. I’m much more comfortable with writing, but I got through it just fine, and I hope it blessed others. That is the whole point really…to be a blessing to others. God answers our prayers…and if He did it for me, He’ll do it for you! Without God I know I couldn’t have given my testimony last night. But we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. We can truly do nothing in our own strength! Just like with Moses, God will give us the words to say if it’s something He asks us to do. I truly experienced that last night! In the natural, I’m not a good speaker, but God can speak His words through me. I’m not saying I would ever look forward to opportunities to speak, but God proved to me tonight that He really will give me the words He wants me to say if I’m obedient to His voice. So if God is asking you today to say or speak something for Him, trust Him. He really will give you the words to say.

Exodus 4:10-12

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

Your friend,


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