Another Language

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:29

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2

Jacob Ba Humbug christmas eml

Don’t worry, We do not have our lights up yet, and will not until December sometime.. I chose last years picture of a grandson communicating without words.

When Christ says “Learn of me”, I often think we who call ourselves “Followers of Jesus” honestly think Christ meant believe the right information and be good people.

I think my grandson in the picture above is going to say “sorry” for something he did. Does anyone here believe he is sorry?

It takes time to learn another language. My second language teacher was really excited when I told her I had a dream in Spanish. She figured The language had finally become me. I didn’t tell her it was more like a nightmare where I didn’t really understand what was being said, and it was all about me…in Spanish.

When we resemble the meek and lowly. When we use our hands, feet, mouth and resources for others that would normally go to taking care of…well us, is that not a part of presenting our bodies as living sacrifices?

I don’t have to go far for an example. Marriage, raising a family, neighbors and the work place all saw the language of Jesus in my mom and dad.

Everyone wants what mom and dad had. It was not so much that they had Jesus. Jesus was just the start. Actually Jesus had them and they put each other first. I have stories too numerous to count of people who wanted what they had. I witnessed radical changed lives from these two salt and light people. Neighbors, friends and strangers were attracted to them. This picture says a lot and that’s who they were.

Dad and Mom 62 years e-mail

Do you want what they had? You need Jesus to have you, and He will teach you His language. It’s different, out of this world, counter intuitive, powerful and most of all so attractive people around you will want what you have when you speak without words Christ’s language. Don’t worry, you get to talk when you earn the right to be heard.

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12:32

Gary

Sorry, I forgot to mention that there will be trolls, hurtful people and those who hate Christ’s language. It will be worth it though.

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12 thoughts on “Another Language

  1. Excellent post Gary and excellent observations. For far too many, including myself, we end up putting the cart before the horse. It scares me how stupid I am sometimes. And you’re right about it being another language, it is a totally different way, through Christ in us and us in Him. Thank you for sharing this, sometimes I feel just like a toddler. Grace and blessings brother.

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      1. I never got into hunting but the deer are plentiful here and Newfoundland has all kinds of moose if you’re into moose. Fishing is still decent but nothing to what it used to be. I used to have a couple of trout streams hidden away but they are slim pickings now. I just love being out in the outdoors with the sound of the loons in the background. Very peaceful. I’m happy here!

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  2. “God’s Ways are Different.” There is so very much Good packed and compacted into that short Truth Gary, my friend. Yes, there be dragons or trolls, and the most dangerous are out of sight. But there be angels too. Almighty God, the Lord of Glory sends His ministering spirits because Gods ways are different. His way is Love incomprehensible.

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    1. So very true G.W. My wife said to me awhile back “what did you just promise to do?” Answer: “I just promised Jim (neighbor) I would shingle his roof”. She: “your ladder does not reach that high”. Me: “it just kind of came out, besides He can’t do it. we are neighbors, that’s my part.”
      That act has opened huge conversation doors. Our dads died a week apart. deep conversations coming (and roof is done). I put the ladder in the back of the pickup so it would reach. Everyone should use that ladder, there are no atheists on that ladder.

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      1. Oh, my friend. I want to write a book filled with your quotes! I would very much like to have a ladder that holds no atheists! Sounds so much like Jacob’s dream of seeing the ladder to heaven, where angels were ascending and descending! 👍

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