Let My Life Speak

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile, but I’ve had a case of writer’s block:)

What’s weird is that this block was not for lack of things to write about; rather, there are too many things to write about.  Politics, protests, social justice issues, civil rights issues, matters of church and state, funerals, sports…the list goes on and on – where do you start?!

Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed with all the thoughts swimming around in my head that I reach to turn the spigot off instead of letting it flow through this blog and other outlets.  In those times – times when I’m tempted to “sit this one out” – I especially hope that my life is speaking for me when the words won’t come.

With that being said, here’s the prayer I’m praying today:

Dear Lord,

When the words won’t come, let my life speak.

When I’m overwhelmed about what to do, let my life speak.

When my heart is hurting, let my life speak.

When I’m tired and weary, let my life speak.

When I feel that I have nothing to add to the conversation, let my life speak.

When I feel that my take on things doesn’t matter, let my life speak.

Let me live a life that proclaims my belief that every person is a person of worth and value.

Let me live a life that demonstrates sincere love for you and love for others.

Let me live a life that creates reconciliation in my circles and promotes peace.

Let me live a life that brings joy and hope to the lives of others.

Let me live a life that trusts in your power and rests in your mercy.

Let me live a life that points others to Jesus, who is the way, the truth, and the life.

Let me live a life that honors you, for if I am living a life like that I can be sure that I am standing for what’s right, that I am part of the solution to humanity’s problems, that I am actively protesting against the evils of this world that seek to divide and destroy, that I am adding value to the lives of the people around me.

Even when the words won’t come.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:18

Published by: rustytugman

I am a husband, father, and preacher. I have the great privilege of serving a wonderful church family at the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, OK. I have graduate degrees in ministry and administrative leadership and I also run the occasional marathon. This blog provides a platform to share some thoughts about Scripture, church, ministry, leadership, current events, books I'm reading, and baseball. Thanks for joining me!

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