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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Speak Like Jeremiah – What ever God tells you!


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This Sunday morning our Pastor read the passage from Jeremiah chapter one, and he mentioned that Jeremiah was the son of the priest, and was a young teen when God called him at the age of no more than 15 or 16 years old.


God told him, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations."

Jeremiah – began to make excuses and say that he could not speak and that he was too young to be a prophet.  God comforted him by telling him not to be fearful or to think that he was too young to speak for God.  He was ordained to do business for GOD and God would be with him.

The Lord would not take NO for an answer, and told him, “Do not be afraid to speak what I tell you as I will put the words in your mouth, just be bold to speak.”

Our Pastor mentioned that Jeremiah was often called the weeping prophet because he was grieved that he had to speak so severely to the people.

Jeremiah was obedient and spoke harshly at times, warning and urging the people to turn to God and forsake their evil ways. He often wept at his own words. He was sorrowful that he was required of God to speak his message of gloom and doom and most of the time they would not heed his message.

God was with him as he cried and warned God’s people. He was ridiculed and made fun of in the process. He was even beaten and at one point thrown into a pit. Yet his words burned like fire as he spoke and those words went into the hearts of those he ministered to.

He was fearless as a lion as God told him not to pay attention to those who scorned him, and to know that God was with him and would be his ever present help even in time of trouble.

Our Pastor urged the congregation, to understand that we as children of God are never too young OR too OLD to speak out what God has given us to say. Be bold as a lion.

I am reminded of those who Blog in the Name of Jesus and speak for God in each of their posts. Know that you are called to speak and write what God tells you to say! Speak and sometimes weep as you tell your stories for others to hear. May your words burn like fire and go down into the hearts of the viewers and hearers and bring them closer to their God.

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for writing such encouraging words about the prophet Jeremiah and how he can inspire us as bloggers to remain faithful and bold in sharing the message we are learning from God!

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  2. I love that God gave Jeremiah the words - it is amazing that all God's requires if us is to be willing and he can then work through us - if only we could learn to stop fighting him.

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  3. Yes, thanks for this. I try to remember that He doesn't call the equipped--He equips the called.

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  4. I remember the first time i realised that so many of the Biblical characters, like Mary and Daniel etc. were teenagers, I was so surprised. I had always pictured them old. Three cheers for youth pastors, eh?

    Fondly,
    glenda

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  5. I have often felt such compassion for Jeremiah. His tears remind me that some are asked to give all, and he did so in such a dedicated way. Thank you for reminding me of this side of the great prophet today, Hazel. After a day of weeping myself (over things that seem small today), I am comforted.

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  6. A wonderful inspiration to all bloggers and writers who write about God and faith, Hazel! I admit, sometimes I want to run from the words. Sometimes I don't want to evangelize, and I feel self-conscious and afraid. There is an awful lot of the young Jeremiah in me. But he grew into his role...and that is such a hopeful message!

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  7. Your blog post today is so confirming to me -- more than I can probably even put into words. I am ever so grateful that you linked up with Soli Deo Gloria today. You were a voice I needed to hear.

    Blessings and welcome!

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  8. Thank you for these words...they were for me too :) So glad I found your blog...

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