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20,000 Words a Day

I'm really looking forward to bringing the message at Word and Worship on Saturday night. It's a challenge of course in the run up to speaking, to use my time well so that I hear from God what's on His heart for the women. I love this verse in the Bible (it's 2 Thessalonians 1:11 in the Message paraphrase, and so says it how it is!)"Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he's called you to be, pray that he'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honours the name of Jesus, he will honour you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely."
I never want it to just be "our good ideas", we need to hear God's voice. As I "leaked" on Sunday, I recently read a newspaper article based on some research findings that the average woman apparently speaks around 20,000 words each day (3 times as many as the average man!). On Saturday we're going to look in the Bible for what God says about the power and use of our words.
So this week I'm living and breathing that message. I pray it will bless you too!

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