Spirit Fill My Words


The Spirit Will Teach You What To Say by Nicole Plymesser Nelson

Sometimes I am worried about what I should say.  There is the trick!  You all know I can talk a blue streak.  That has never been an issue.  My report cards were filled with, “Joy to have in class, talks way too much.”  LOL  But, because I tend to vomit words, I worry about what will come out.  My mom has been trying to teach me since I was a toddler to think before I speak, but I just never mastered that.

In fact, if you speak with me, you will probably notice that sometimes two or three thoughts will try to come out at the same time.  And I have to stop myself and back track.  You will notice that the stories I tell are quite long, because all the details are stuck in my head and to me, important, to you–not so much probably.  So I have to stop myself and focus on the main point of the story.  (Truly I am so visual that I could include exactly what every person was wearing, the lighting, the details of the space–total visual overload.)

See, I digress.  Back to what I should  be saying.

When it is important what words I use, I am getting better at relying on the Spirit to fill me.  God is so good that way.  Have you ever prayed with someone and the words just fall out–you don’t think them, afterwards you have no idea where they came from, but they were so right.  That’s Holy Spirit.  Have you ever been giving advice to a friend, only to hear some new insight come out, that may not have been yours?  That’s Holy Spirit.

When we are open to letting the Holy Spirit lead us, He will fill us mind, body, and soul.  He will bless our words and actions with love, grace, and peace.  He will fill us with a light that will emanate through our very words.  Our words will then bless all those around us.  They will share the gospel in everything we say.  Because there will be that undercurrent, that electricity of Spirit in them.

I pray that the Holy Spirit fills us all.  That He overtakes all of our words.  That He helps us share the light of Jesus.

No worries.  Holy Spirit will teach you what to say at the very hour you need it.  Amen.

Go, Tell, and make disciples of all nations--spread the good news.

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One Response to Spirit Fill My Words

  1. Emily-Jane May 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    Nic, I love your use of book pages for this. It’s beautiful.

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