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That is a good question! One that I have asked over and over. "Why SPEAK?" Not too long ago, while I was doing a study through the Old Testament and reading the Psalms, I began to notice several words the Lord used as instruction for His children. In just three verses of Psalm 145 we are told to speak, declare, utter and sing. That's just one instance of so many more.
The Lord instructed His people to talk about what He was doing. To speak about the glory of His Kingdom, and talk of His power. He wants us to make known His mighty acts. He makes the impossible possible so that we will know He is the Lord and we will SPEAK of His glory. The more I read the more I realize we should do more of that. So often, I am guilty of focusing on the Kingdom of Kolleen rather than on His. When I try to do life in my own strength rather than rely on His power I miss what He is doing.
One day He began to SPEAK to me and I began to see a website for SPEAKing. A website where we Sing, Proclaim, Exhort, Acknowledge and make Known. This website is about us, SPEAKing about Him, giving Him glory. It is a place where we can journey together and share stories and prayer requests. A place to learn and grow together. A place to become a people who obey His Word and S.P.E.A.K.
Will you please join me and Sing, Proclaim, Exhort, Acknowledge and make Known the wonderful ways of the Lord? I am excited to hear the testimonies of how the Lord is working in each one of us! Thank you for taking this journey with me. Let's link arms as we grow and go together. I pray that you will seek to SPEAK about the Lord's greatness and power. That we will find strength and encouragement from one another as we SPEAK about His mighty acts!
Each of the S.P.E.A.K. letters above will link you to a new page...
Sing. We have great music available for us to sing along with. Let's sing praises to the Lord and declare His deeds among us!
Proclaim. Share your prayer requests and then tell what the Lord is doing in your life and the lives of others. We must proclaim with a voice of thanksgiving and tell of all HIS wondrous works!
Exhort. Read what the Lord is teaching through His Word and life in general. Sin is deceitful and we must be careful that our hearts don’t become hardened to it. I love learning about the Word and I love sharing what He has shown me!
Acknowledge. I love the path He has me on along with the people He has placed next to me.
Known. Let's make known all that He is working on and how He is doing it!