Isaiah 55:11 So is MY WORD that goes out from my mouth: It will not RETURN TO ME empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
ECHO can be defined as: the reflection of sound or other radiation by a reflecting medium, esp. a solid object; a repetition or imitation, esp. an unoriginal reproduction of another’s opinion; something that evokes memories; the effect that continues after the original cause has disappeared.
This morning I woke up with a heavy heart…an unusually heavy heart. I wanted to talk…but I didn’t seem to have the right words. What is the use, God? Why do I have to keep the words flowing? Who needs them? Without me…or my words, life will still move on. There is my manuscript…which is thousands of words put done in almost five years. But God…what is the use? Who needs these words? My heart ached. For a moment, I felt empty and spent. But…I got about doing my house chores while wondering what next.
Then I sat down on the computer to do something. But without words…or sensible words to write about for today, I heard God speak gently into my heart. ‘IT IS MY ECHO.’ Suddenly I realized what He meant. You see, for a moment I thought or felt as if what I write or speak are but my own words. But God reminded me…that which was obvious yet concealed at the same time. I DO NOT SPEAK ON MY OWN…my words are not spoken or written in my own confidence or eloquence but in simplicity as I ECHO BACK GOD’S WORD. And the Lord assured me through these words this morning;
Proverbs 20:15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but LIPS THAT SPEAK KNOWLEDGE ARE A RARE JEWEL.
Maybe that is you. You feel like I felt. You feel as if your words amount to nothing. You see no sense in speaking or continue writing. But God is speaking…He is looking for that rare jewel in you. He wants and desires you to be HIS ECHO in your workplace, your neighborhood, your family or community. God is looking for such a one like you. Why? Because, when you and I echo His Voice and His Words…sooner or later, the words will return to Him loaded with fruit having accomplished the purpose He assigned them through us.
Are you listening to Him? His WORD produces an ECHO in your soul and mine. Keep talking…Keep writing…Keep hearing.