Language With Meaning

Published on 19 April 2011 by in Encouragement

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Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds” (Deut 11:18, NIV).

Do you understand and know how to respond to these words: піднімається, المسيح قام, Χριστός Ανέστη, המשיח קם לתחייה, मसीह बढ़ी है, キリストが復活さ,그리스도 께서 부활 ‘?

I fondly recall hearing my Dad Easter Sunday mornings joyfully greet us in his mother tongue with these cherished words – “Hristos a înviat!” We always replied with – Într-adevăr El este înviat!” Meaning…

CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

I find joy understanding the meaning and sharing that unique exchange.  However, I did have to be reminded each year, how to say the words because it was the only time I spoke Romanian. I regret not learning the language.

Do you hear your heavenly Father joyfully greet you every morning? How do you listen and respond? Is it only at Easter? Are your conversations with Him frequent enough to recognize the meaning of His words everyday, and do you welcome reminders?

“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

 “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright; he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones” (Prov 2:1-8, NIV).

To repeat and pray God’s Word is a practical way to become familiar with God’s “mother tongue.” Soon you can be speaking His language with meaning and never regret it! Life depends upon knowing, believing and declaring His Word – JESUS!

“For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matt 12:37, NIV).

How can we adequately say thank you Jesus, the WORD, for your willingness to die in our place! You have brought us life! Help us teach and repeat your words to others so they too can know the meaning living language of love.

©2011 Dr Karen Braun

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