A few clichés…
:: Bound & Determined :: Bound Up :: Bound for Home :: Bound to Happen :: Bound Together ::
I recently attended a conference and was assigned a three-minute speech on a chosen passage of scripture. The exercise included several points on which I would be critiqued. I was bound to complete the instructions thoroughly and follow through. I had a decisive outline, including details and tangible illustrations of my point. However, I did not anticipate the facilitator’s introduction that preceded my own speech. The arrangement of words I heard permeated through me, awakening a new message. Still, I was hesitant to cast aside my notes and trust that inner voice.
My mind was bound…I proceeded to complete my presentation, received acceptable scores, but my heart felt so heavy… Why? Despite my success in delivering the speech, I fell short of delivering the message that day. I have included the scripture I selected. Matthew 10:19-20
Do not worry about what you are going to say or how you will say it; when the time comes, you will be given what you will say. For the words you will speak will not be yours, they will come from the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
As we begin this written journey, my hope is to find ourselves bound in grace with thankful hearts.