Friday, March 28, 2008

The Power of our Voice

One of my favorite songs is by Chris Tomlin and it is called "You do all things well". Here are the lyrics of the first verse and the chorus.

Mountain maker, ocean tamer
Glimpses of you burn in my eyes
Worship of heaven fills up the skies

You made it all
Said let there be
and there was
all that we see
The sound of your voice
The works of you hands
You do all things well
You do all things well
You do all things well

An an analytical type, it is always my tendency to break things down into "proof points". So if I begin with some fundamentals that I believe, I have to be able to apply those truths to statements in the Bible and inspiration from a writer of a contemporary Christian song.

If God is in fact my maker, which I have no doubt that He is (Psalm 139), and if in fact He created me in His image, which the book of Genesis is clear on, then if in fact He can say "let there be, and there was all that we see", another fact that Genesis is clear on, then I believe that in His image I also have the power of creation and of course, the converse, destruction.

There is a silly phrase that we say when someone says something that we really wish was true. It is "From your mouth to God's ears". Actually this is where the power emanates from. It is not that I have His power, but I have been given the right to call upon His power as His child.

As a parent, it is easy to understand this, as if Kiera or Sergey ask for something, as long as it is not something that will hurt them (and yes, too much Easter candy would fit in that category), I will do all possible to give them what they want. Matthew 7:9 says:

"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

So, by speaking, my Father, which owns the cattle on 10,000 hills hears. He speaks and it is done. It may not happen overnight, but a series of things are set in motion by his voice. Like a small stone thrown into a pond, the ripples of the request are felt sometimes worldwide and certainly the impact of what He declares can certainly have global impact.

Relationship is a gift. I treasure my friends and I treasure more the ability to ask my Father for bread.

Oh and Lord, if we can get LeisureLogix funded with smart, strategic money, that would be great!!

Chicke Fitzgerald