Know the Language

It’s a well-known fact that it’s best to have command
Of the language that’s spoken in a foreign land.
We get around better and enjoy our stay
When no language barrier hinders us on our way.
Just so, in our daily lives, God wants us to speak
The language of His Word so that we’ll not be weak.
It will keep us strong and able in this journey that we walk,
For it’s here on this earth that we need “faith talk.”
As Christians, we’re not conformed to this world’s speech,
But a higher language is what we practice and preach.
God’s “Kingdom Language” helps us to move about
With confidence on how everything will turn out!

“But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’” Luke 4:4 (New King James)

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

Our prayer language, too, goes beyond our comprehension,
Touching situations and things that we may fail to mention.
Thank you, Lord, for heavenly understanding;
Help us to be bold and circumstance-commanding!

“And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'” Acts 2:38

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:38-39

“For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men, but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.” 1 Corinthians 14:2

“Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also.” 1 Corinthians 14:13-15

“And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27

Mark 16:17-18; Acts 1:8; Acts 4:31; Ephesians 6:10-20

P. A. Oltrogge

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