So early yesterday morning, Corbin came out, and I was still reading my Bible. He warmed himself in front of the gas heater for a few seconds, and then sheepishly said good morning to me. Then he stood a little straighter as he said, "Mommy, God spoke to me last night in my dreams."
He had my attention now! I was a little taken back, but seeing as Corbin has said some strange, 'random' things before that later came to pass, Dwight and I have learned not to disreguard things like this as mere 'ramblings'. So I swallowed hard and replied, "Really? Well, why don't you come over here and tell me all about it!"
He crawled up on my lap and infatically said, "He told me that since you and me don't do it that much, we should start talking to people more." Ok... I'm not really a shy person, so there had to be a deeper meaning to this message. So I asked him if God told him what we were supposed to say to these people? "Well, not really," then he paused, "...just that we are supposed to read them God's Word."
Ah! Now we're getting somewhere. I knew immediately what the Lord was conveying to my sweet five year old. I asked Corbin if he understood what that meant, to which he replied a simple no.
You see, Corbin is pretty shy around others until he gets comfortable with them. Even then, he is REALLY hestitant to say anything about Jesus to them because he's simply afraid. In this respect, he and I are alike. Many of you might not think that, seeing as I publish posts about Jesus and how He affects my life on this blog... but in person, that's not always the case unless I know you are a believer.
I know. It's sad. I feel ashamed that I am afraid to just come out and talk to others about Jesus!! And I know I shouldn't be. God is calling me to be more bold in sharing His Truth with others without fear... and He's confirmed that through my son.
I am reminded of what Jesus said to the Twelve Apostles before sending them out in Matthew chapter 10...
(14) "And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town... (16) Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves... (20) For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you... (28) And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell... (32-33) So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
I know I skipped over several verses, but those were the ones that stuck out to me as I read through them... as if they were being highlighted by the Lord.
I thought it was cool that God used my five year old son to speak to me, so I just had to share! That's simply proof that He can use ANYONE He desires to get His message across to you. I hope this is an encouragement to you, also, to stand firm and be bold in proclaiming God's Truth while you show the love of Jesus with those you come in contact with today... :)