Make your words count. Do what is right in the sight of the Lord…always.
“Moses finished reciting all the words” (Deuteronomy 32:45). He said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess” (Deut. 32:46-47 NIV).
Be reminded of verse 43: “Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.”
These are powerful words from God. God takes care of his own. He is long-suffering, but God makes the records straight. The Holy Spirit reveals all hidden truth and shows us things to come. We are in the hands of the one who fed the hungry multitudes, and beckoned weary hearts to rest. We are in His hands, those pierced hands, once nailed to Calvary’s tree, where Jesus paid the price in full…for you and me. Jesus came to set us free. He wants us to be made whole so we speak life to all we meet.
Moses knew it was the end for him; we may not know when our end is at hand…when we will draw our last breath. Any word of our ours…may be our last. What will people remember you by? Your encouraging words, godly counsel, or yelling and screaming and pitching a fit?
If we always thought about our words, that they could be our last, would it not make us more careful? Would we ever say an unkind word to our spouse, our parents, our children, or to a friend who has stood by us through thick and thin? Would we say an unkind word to a dear friend who was perhaps a little short in their attitude, only to find out they had terminal cancer and were sick? Would we ever say an unkind word if we felt we may not have the opportunity to make it right? Would we ever utter an unclean, angry, or untrue word if we knew it would be our last?
Surely we all want to have beautiful endings to our life, to leave a legacy of sweet memories behind in the hearts of our family, friends, and those who love us. We want the memory of our final words to leave a heartfelt, tender joy with those we love as the days pass.
Only by making sure that every word we speak glorifies God can we be certain our last words will be beautiful memories. For with any goodbye on the phone, to any sentence we speak to family, friends, neighbors, and those around us, we may come to the end of our days.
Make your words count…for all eternity. Pray to God to keep a pure and tender heart. Bring joy to all you meet. “The Lord watches over those who do what is right, and he hears their prayers” (Psalm 34:15).
BOOKS BY DR. DEBORAH STARCZEWSKI FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT:
GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed, And Know Your Purpose)….learn how to move from drama to destiny, from pain to purpose, from tragedy and trials to triumph through turning to Jesus Christ.
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)…the amazing story of God raising my husband from death, healing him from two strokes, and two open-heart surgeries….25 days at Mercy Hospital…how the Holy Spirit led us and comforted us through it all.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)….we are on God’s prophetic timeline for the return of Jesus Christ, for His rule and His reign. A must read for all….a perfect gift for loved ones and friends.
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, www.starministriesinc.com and other distributors.
For ministry, counseling, speaking engagements: Contact Deborah at www.starministriesinc.com
TWITTER…wisdom…from the bluebird on Twitter to the Courts of Heaven…better get praying!
“Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.” (Ecclesiastes 10:20 KJV).
That is a very interesting verse in the Bible. God’s Word is true and every question is answered in the Bible…the basic instructions before leaving earth. Several weeks ago, I was thinking about the bird in the air, and thought, “Wow, God in His infinite wisdom gave us the revelation for today about TWITTER…the little blue bird…that carries our words everywhere on social media.”
Coffman’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:20 says:
This is a warning against any kind of seditious talk against a monarch and against even the entertainment of any uncomplimentary thoughts regarding such a ruler; because, the nature of human gossips being what it is, the account of your words will be relayed to the ruler, “In a manner as rapid and as marvelously as if birds or winged messengers had carried the information to the king.”
No matter if it is a “tweet” on Twitter or the Holy Spirit reveals something to us as one of His servants, the bible makes it clear that the Holy Spirit reveals all hidden truth and shows us things to come. (see John 16:13…take time to read John chapters 14-16).
If there ever was a time we need to pray as a nation, it is now. Instead of attacking and maligning, we must be praying as God tells us in His Word. Why would anyone in their right mind try to destroy someone? They are deceived by the enemy.
There is a destructive element in griping and complaining all the time about the government, or anything else for that matter. While we do need the facts, we learn to operate in truth. Truth is God’s Word and His ways. Truth is doing the right thing at all times. Truth is being the same person in private as in public. Truth takes a stand with God.
A heart problem will eventually show up if it is not fixed, repaired, or replaced. A heart problem eventually shows up in actions as well. The Bible tells us that whatever is in the heart will come out of the mouth. Listen to your words and check yourself. Don’t check your neighbor. Check your own heart. We each have to stand before God as individuals.
Jesus taught us by His own example. He showed what true leadership is….action not a position. Jesus, the Son of God, taught us that we lead by serving.
When Jesus wrapped the towel around him and began to wash the feet of his own disciples, he was teaching a principle for all time. Even though we are clean on the inside as born-again believers, we must daily cleanse our walk through spending time in God’s presence where we are empowered to live a spirit-filled life in a world of hurting people. Where we are not so distracted by technology that we can hear God at the slightest whisper at the door of our hearts. Where we are empowered to live with eternity in mind at all times.
Check your own heart….always stay humble and kind. We must constantly focus on loving and leading as Jesus Christ does….and renew our minds so our words line up with God’s Word. When we remember that how we treat people is how we are treating Jesus Christ, we have a wakeup call.
Pray for the President of the United States, President Donald J. Trump and all those in authority. We are called to pray for leaders across the land. If you live in another nation and are reading this, pray for your leaders. Pray for each other. Stand in the gap through prayer. Be kind. The secret to love is kindness.
“First of all, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2…A CALL TO PRAYER)
#PrayForThoseInAuthority #POTUS #DONALDJTRUMP #PresidentTrump
#Purpose #Destiny #VictoriousLiving #Leadership #DonaldJTrumpPresident
BOOKS BY DEBORAH STARCZEWSKI FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND ENCOURAGEMENT:
GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed And Know Your Purpose)…. learn to move from drama to destiny, pain to purpose, trials and tragedy to triumphant living.
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)….the full account of God raising my husband from death, healing him from two open-heart surgeries, two open-heart surgeries, and the walk at Mercy for 25 days. This book will keep you turning the pages….
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)… a must read for every leader and family.
FOR MINISTRY AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, CONTACT DEBORAH on www.starministriesinc.com
Books available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, www.starministriesinc.com and other distributors.
You can sow, but only God can grow. You will never discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore…”Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus” (Matthew 14:29 NASB) Without taking a risk, you will never know all God created you to be and never realize your God-given potential. #Leavealegacy #YourGiftWillMakeRoomForYou #AbundantLife #SpiritualMaturity #IdentifyYourGift #BullDogFaith
If I had not believed God, my husband would not be alive today. God raised him from death, healed him from two strokes, and two open-heart surgeries. Yes, and twenty-five days in Mercy hospital…with a stop sign at the street corner that was strategically placed by God that said: STOP WORRYING. Someone had gone before us and had put a sticker that said “worrying” underneath the word STOP.
God goes to extreme measures to encourage us. Trust Him today. If I had not stepped out and asked questions, stated what God told me to say, and had the boldness to stand up—I would have been a widow.
Dare to step out and identify your gift, dream big dreams, connect with people of purpose, live large, empower people to do the same, promote other people, and live the abundant life through caring about people and obeying God. Choose to leave a legacy of knowing God and making Him known in every area of your life.
God still raises the dead. He parted the Red Sea and He will part whatever Red Sea is facing you today. Dare to believe.
He loves you!
BOOKS BY DEBORAH STARCZEWSKI
GOD’S PRICELESS TREASURE (How To Overcome Challenges, Be Transformed And Know Your Purpose)….drama to destiny, pain to purpose, a mess to a message, trial and tragedy to triumphant living through Christ.
A LEAP OF FAITH (25 Days At The Mercy Seat)…the full account of all the miracles…God raised my husband from death, healed him from two strokes..and walked with us through 25 days at Mercy and two open-heart surgeries. A modern day miracle that will give you faith to believe.
THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (Will America Turn Back To God?)…a must read for ALL!
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, www.starministriesinc.com and other distributors.
SHIFT HAPPENS…anthology (Sold at events)
For speaking engagements and ministry…contact Dr. (Rev.) Deborah Starczewski at www.starministriesinc.com