Tuesday, February 5, 2013

He's Talking Directly to Me (MM)

President Meyer (President of the Concordia Seminary in St. Louis) sent out these words today in his "Meyer Minutes:"

"The Eye of God" Nebula

"An effective public speaking technique is to lock your eyes on one individual. Instead of only scanning the crowd, back and forth, you pick someone and look only at that person while you speak, staying locked on that person until you sense that the listener realizes, “He’s talking directly to me.”

That, I think, is how the Spirit of God speaks to us. His word “is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword…it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:12-13). Best of all, when God locks in on you, His intent is to speak words of life. “My words are Spirit and life” (John 6:63).

The challenge in public speaking is to make sure that the listener keeps listening, even after your eyes have moved on to someone else. The challenge that can lead you to a richer devotional life is to realize that God’s loving eye never leaves you."

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