“God, I don’t think you really care for me,”
I said, as I woke up one morning after seeing a horrible dream.
I had just preached my first sermon the other day (April 1994) and was waiting expectantly for my next venture for the Lord.
Well, I don’t know just how the words came out, but I believe it must be just as Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
I didn’t think about the matter much until late that afternoon when I happened to stroll into my room and felt like picking up the Bible and reading it at random.
And the words just jumped out at me and hit me like a hammer inside.
It said “Therefore this is what the Lord says, “If you repent, I will restore you ,that you may serve me, if you utter worthy, not worthless words, you will be my spokesman.” (Jeremiah 15:19)
The words really sank in and right there made me confess my worthless words that morning.I believe God immediately forgave (as His Word says).
But it was only a long time later that I got to preach my 2nd sermon. And justly too. It was not God’s fault that I saw a horrible dream that night.
In Proverbs 29:20 we read “Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than him.”I had spoken in haste allright and probably faced the penalty.
The Great Preacher Solomon says, “Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God.” God is in heaven and you are on earth so let your words be few. (Ecclesiastes 5:2)