Recently, I was in effect told, that I speak too much of God by a very dear Christian friend and that he was agitated by my conversation. I love him dearly, but as I dwelled on it today, I got agitated myself. But then, I suppose some people can get tired of listening to a man or woman in love who continually shares examples or incidents spawning from the love relationship. At any rate, the proceeding declarations are what ensued as a result of the loving chastisement from my friend.
Declaration: I will love the Lord, my God, with all my heart, with all my soul and with all my
strength. (Deut. 6:5)
Declaration: I will impress his commands on my heart and on my children.
I will talk about his commands when I sit at home and when I walk along the road,
when I lie down and when I get up.
I will tie them as symbols on my hands and bind them on my forehead.
I will write them on the door frames of my homes and on my gates.
"For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks." Matt. 12:55Declaration: I will saturate my mind, myself with the Word and with the presence of the Lord.
I will not let anyone shut me up, because man does not live by bread alone but by
every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. He is my bread, my source of
I am not a preacher, I am not an evangelist, I am not a prophet, I am not an apostle. However, I am a child of the Living God, saved by his grace and eternally grateful. I am a teacher, I am a discipler, I am a herald. I am in love and will speak of this love and this good news every chance I get. If this offends you, you need not engage me in conversation - I won't be offended. :-)
Declaration: I am a light on a hill that cannot be hidden.
I am the salt of the earth.
If my light is a bit too bright or my salt a little too heavy,
then yes, you may need to distance yourself from me
because my light will not be dimmed, nor my salt be thinned.
As the blind men on the side of the road cried out to Jesus as he passed by in Luke 7:37, 38, "O Son of David, have mercy on us," and the crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, they shouted even louder.
Declaration: So too, I will shout louder.
As the women who poured out their precious perfume onto the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with their hair.
Declaration: So too, I will bow my head to the ground in humility and love and worship the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.