Speaking for the Lord

“Then Moses said to the Lord, ‘O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant. But I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.’”

— Exodus 4:10

When God commissioned Moses, the latter gave excuse after excuse to try and wriggle out of it. One was that he was a poor speaker. Well, in trying to recruit Christians to try and share their faith, I’ve heard that excuse myself. “Lord, I’m not articulate.” “Well, I can’t express myself like you can.” How clearly I’ve heard that said many, many times.

There are similar excuses that are given many times. “I just can’t talk to others.” “I’m too shy.” “I can’t speak in other people’s homes to strangers,” and so on. Well, I remember clearly feeling the very same way myself. And yet God said to Moses, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who made the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?” God has made our mouths and if we are slow of speech, God can help that.

We certainly know that many times in the Scriptures in those days God made the blind to see and the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak. Surely He can make the slow of speech more eloquent than they are, and yet how many times we limit the power of God in saying that He cannot change us. Nevertheless, I have seen and I know of many people in our church, and people around the world, who have been transformed by this experience.

If you have trouble sharing your faith, ask God for His help. This is a prayer He is delighted to answer.

Oh, Lord God, help me to share my faith and to teach others Your words. Thank You for Your words, which are both eloquent and true. You who made my mouth, teach me to speak rightfully…