AND you too should be a preacher if you are not already one. The psalmist David exemplified that when he had a lengthy conversation with his soul. In verse 5, he firmly reminded his soul where his hope was to be. Read on:
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance”
WAS your soul downcast today? Yesterday? Perhaps last week or last month?
THESE are occasions to be seized and began to preach to ourselves. Oftentimes ‘self’ talks to us. Sometimes – we label ourselves and act out that very belief because after all isn’t true that “as a man (woman) thinketh in his (her) heart so is he (she)”? The enemy of our soul daily talks to us but a different message altogether -one of despair and confusion. Far too often, I agree and accept the little seemingly innocent thoughts as my own and soon they become giants as I am led in shackles and bondage ensured.
IGNORANCE is not always bliss. John Piper in his book “When I Don’t Desire God” said the following:
We should not only be preached to; we should become preachers and preach the word of the cross to ourselves every day. We must not rely only on being preached to, but must become good preachers to our own soul.
Go ahead today and have a good talk with yourself. Be forewarned ‘self’ and you as well dear enemy that as a justified sinner that I stand firm and ready to address every word and every thought from every enemy of every kind.
When was the last time you talk to your ‘self’?