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FIRST-PERSON: Your life is a letter, known & read by all men

ATLANTA (BP)–“… Clearly you are an epistle of Christ … written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3).

Every believer has a heart on which the Holy Spirit is writing a letter from God, to be known and read by everyone.

Out of the heart a life is lived:

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).

And Jesus said that the words that we speak reveal what is in our hearts:

For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34).

The Scriptures also reveal that the condition of our heart determines the life:

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil (Matthew 12:35).

So it is on the heart of a person that the Holy Spirit is “writing a letter” for all to know and read. Never is this more real than in the life of a Christian in the workplace as well as the home.

How you are living out your life in word and in deed reveals your heart. Time spent in God’s Word and prayer and meditation will create opportunities for the Holy Spirit to take the Father’s will and write it on your heart. What the Holy Spirit will write will be unique to you and the environment where he has placed you. If you are diligent to allow the Holy Spirit to prepare your heart, the life you live in the workplace will bring forth “good treasure” from the Lord.

When you arrive in your workplace, everyone will be reading his letter through you.

Is God able to get his message to others clearly through you? Choose to be available with your heart to God, and be aware what he is writing!
Henry and Richard Blackaby will lead a conference on their new book, “Hearing God’s Voice,” April 10-12 at First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Fla. For more information e-mail [email protected]. Additional information about Henry Blackaby Ministries is available on the Web at www.henryblackaby.com. His column appears monthly in Baptist Press.

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