What should I say?

“The king said to me, ‘What is it you want?’  Then I prayed to the God of heaven, and I answered the king.”  Nehemiah 2:4-5.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Nehemiah 1-2, Psalm 133, and Luke 22.

This is a favorite verse of mine.

I find role models good and bad in reading Scripture regularly.  Nehemiah comes out on the good side in this one.

I want to use God’s Words in every conversation but how often do I turn to Him, as Nehemiah does, before speaking?  Not often enough.

Some of my recent Bible readings have referenced commitment to God.  A full commitment is the coveted standard.

A full commitment to God would produce a steady stream of His Words in my conversations.

I like the way Nehemiah made a quick consult to God before answering the king.  I am quite certain that Nehemiah didn’t kneel, or close his eyes when he prayed.  He prayed to himself and then gave an answer.  I must do the same thing.  “Lord, help me,” is a wonderful prayer to give prior to conversations and even during interactions.

“Lord, I want Your Words in every conversation I have.  Forgive me for using my words.  I need Your’s in every one of them.  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”

Your Words must be the foundations of every verbal interaction.

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