GOD WANTS TO SPEAK
THROUGH YOUR OWN MOUTH!
Ex 4:10-12 NKJV
Then Moses said to the LORD, "O my
Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor
since You have spoken to Your servant; but I
am slow of speech and slow of tongue." So
the LORD said to him, "Who has made man's
mouth ? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the
seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD?
Now therefore, go, and I will be with your
mouth and teach you what you shall say."
One day I read a friend's dream
where she saw me as a public speaker. I said to myself,
“Gee I sure hope it’s not literal!" I was shy and the
idea to stretch outside of writing was too much.
I was busy thinking how I’m not a public speaker and
going on and on about it in my thoughts. Then that night
with anointed hands I turned to a story in a devotional
entitled, "Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it." It
was about a coffee machine that wouldn’t grind the last
3 or 4 beans out of the machine, so she could pour her
own in and grind. No matter what, she couldn’t get it to
When the clerk came to help her, he tried the same
things, and then finally put a bag under the spout. The
machine had an electric eye and wouldn’t grind beans
unless a bag was under the spout! The point of the
parable is that the Lord doesn’t fill your mouth until
you are under His spout for Him to pour His Word out.
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
If you suffer from fear of
public speaking, but you are willing and just don’t know
how to overcome this.... remember to put yourself under
God’s anointed spout! Ask Him to anoint your mouth,
your mind and words with His quickening power and that
He will use them for His glory and purpose.
When you are under His
anointing, the Words flow and if you forget in the
middle of a spot, simply ask Him where you are! I have
often had the “problem” of going far and wide to cover
details and background to something I am wanting to say.
This form of story telling runs on both sides of my
family so I was pretty much destined to be long winded
in telling the day’s course.
In the process of sharing with
people, sometimes I get lost as to the point I am trying
to make. I felt a lot of condemnation about this, until
one day the Lord told me that He had a purpose for every
rabbit trail I took, and that He quickened the ears of
those who needed to go there with me. I was grateful
and decided that no matter where I go, God will keep the
final goal exactly where He wants it.
But the Helper,
the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My
name, He will teach you all things, and bring to
your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not
as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.