I was sitting in the dark during a power outage the other day when my phone rang. It was a friend I hadn’t spoken to in a while and her name across the screen bringing a smile to my face. What started off as being a, “I was just saying hello’ type of call, or so I thought, continued to be a reflective call where she was telling me how a chat we had a while ago really carried her through the trying years she had. I had forgotten about the chat, but then I dug deeper to try remember when it happened and my thoughts took me to a few days after my birthday in 2008 – ten years ago.
I had paid her a visit and I remember very well that it was around the time I had started praying a prayer based on Isaiah 50:4 which says, “The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as the learned.”
Because of this I prayed that my interaction with people should never go wasted. That if God knew that someone needs to hear something from Him to help them with whatever they are journeying through, He should use my mouth to convey the message, because God does love His children and is always ready to help them.
We always want God to speak a word in season to us, but how many times do we desire to be those people through whom He will speak a word in season to others? How many times can we confidently pray that as we go about our days, that our interactions, whether directly or indirectly, will help the next person reach the next stage in their walk…?
“…that I should know how to speak a Word in season to him that is weary.”