Be God’s Mouthpiece

“Well, I have come to you now,” Balaam replied. “But I can’t say whatever I please. I must speak only what God puts in my mouth.”

(Numbers 22:38 NIV)

The Moabite King, Balak, had summoned Balaam the prophet to come and place a curse on the Israelites, who had settled in his land. However, God had a different plan. He wanted Balaam to bless them instead. What I like about Balaam is his determination to say only what God wanted him to say. I remember a time when I had made up my mind about what I was going to say about a particular situation. Then after spending time in prayer, I felt that God didn’t want me to say what I had planned to say. In fact, I felt that I shouldn’t say anything at all, and I’m glad that I didn’t. Therefore, whenever I’m faced with a situation that requires my input, I’ve made it a habit that I’ll only say what God would want me to say.

Say only what God would want you to say.

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Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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