by Tammy Phillips
April 20, 2021
“The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. (Isaiah 50:4-5 KJV)
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, “know-how” means knowledge of how to do something smoothly and efficiently : EXPERTISE.
The Lord God gave Christ the “know-how.“ He made Him an expert in hearing and speaking an on-time word to the weary. Why did people flock to Christ Jesus ? He was anointed to speak to them where they were. He loved them where they were. He loved Saul who was a murderer and Mary who was a prostitute. He saw and knew their potential, but He spoke on-time words to them right where they were with no expectations of where they should be.
The Holy Spirit has gifted us with the same gift! Jesus says in Matthew 10:19-20, “But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”
He gives us what we need to speak, when we need to speak.
The New Living Translation of Proverbs 15:23 puts it like this:
“Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!”
Like Jesus, God has given us the ear to attentively hear the words from mouth of our Heavenly Father and pass it along without adding anything to it or taking anything away from it. Jesus Himself received from Father God so that he could so freely give it away. Absolutely, we should follow His example. He has given us the “know-how” to say the right thing at the right time.
I enCOURAGE you to spend time at the feet of Jesus in the presence of the Lord. He has given us the ears to hear Him and the “know-how” to pass along His expertise, whether an encouragement or admonishment. We never know what a word spoken on time may mean in the life of another.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)