j04231031.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                     Story of the day:  God’s Language

    Last night, as Jeff and I were watching the History channel, yeah, I know, probably boring to most, but I love it.  Anyhow, we were watching this show and there were many different language translations going on and it got me to thinking about language in general.  Give me Spanish and I can figure it out, Italian, and it’s similar to Spanish, other than that, I don’t know how to translate it very quickly and without many books. 

    One of the languages that was being translated last night was German and as I sat listening to this language, I tried everything in my power to understand what they were saying without reading the written translation that kept coming across my screen.  I tried reading their body language and their facial expressions, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t figure it out.  So I became even more intrigued,  and as I sat listening to this beautiful language it kind of reminded me of baby talk.  So,  I started to wonder how many different languages were actually out there in this big world?  I found one piece of data that said there were 6800 languages spoken in 200 countries.  That is amazing to me.  How does God filtrate all of these languages?  

    Well, needless to say, I started to pray about it and God showed me this.  In Genesis 11:1, way before all the languages came about, “the whole earth had one language and one speech.”  But because the people of the times wanted to build a structure that they gave themselves full credit for, God decided that it was best to confuse the one language.  The people of that time wanted to keep building this structure as high as they possibly could and wanted it to reach the Heavens.  God, not being impressed with this decided that it would probably be best if we didn’t do that and so He decided to confuse our one and only language and speech into many and then called it Babel.  Babel meaning not everyone will understand it and it kind of sounds like baby talk. 

     Yet I find it amazing that God knows every single one of these languages that is being spoken today.  Just as a mother and father know what their 1-2 year old may be saying and it sounds completely odd to others, they know what their child is getting across to them.  Just like the parents, God is able to interpret all that we are saying and although other people may not understand it, God does and He responds in a way that we can get it.  I believe that He answers and speaks to us in that one language that we all started with, and that’s with His Heart to our heart.  It is pressed into us from so much love and understanding and is given to each of us for a special meaning and purpose.  Even in the beginning when we started with the one language, it was supposed to be great and out of so much love, yet we decided to take things into our own hands, as we usually do, and so it became confusing.  And even though He confused the one speech, I still believe that the one speech exists between Him and His child.  It is when we ask Jesus into our life, and are born again that He allows the one language to be spoken and to filtrate deep within our hearts, straight to our souls as He begins to build a different structure, the structure known as the church.  It is the church that God has placed into each of His children.  This time it’s different, we aren’t building this structure all by ourselves, instead God is helping to build it, so that it may be used for His Glory and not that of ourselves.  This structure that is being built by God in each of us will be more powerful than any that we try to build on our own and it is all done in His Language, God’s Language.

Quote of the day:  Thomas Fuller

“When the heart is afire, some sparks will fly out of the mouth.”

Bible verse of the day:  Acts 2:8

“And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Sometimes it may be hard to understand other languages, and I understand why it had to be done.  God, the one language that I do understand is the one that comes to me straight from You.  It is one out of Love, Grace, and Mercy.  You have a way about You that keeps me continually standing in awe of everything that makes up Who You are.  You have so many great names and today as I write I find that You are the Language that was once taken away many years ago, yet was given back once I gave my life over to You and accepted Your Son for dying on the cross and raising from the dead. And although the language isn’t completely translated just yet, it will be once I get to Heaven.  You give me just enough of the language to keep me pressing in and moving forward and not enough so that I don’t move ahead of You.  It is the profound purpose in me and others that drives us to want to be close to You and to work for Your Kingdom.  It is a rest that I always seem to find when I can’t find it anywhere else.  Thank You for showing this to me today and for finding beauty within it.  I love You Heavenly Father and give You thanks for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

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