You know what I have been trying to wrap my mind around and what I have been thinking about alot?
People are absolutely incredible!
I was sitting in my Criticism of Public Address class today listening to one of my professors (Dr. Mr. Graves) give his lecture and he just knows so much...about everything...and about things that I sometimes think are nothing. He can just go on and on about subjects that I have never even heard of or ever knew were stories to tell about. That is talent.
But it began to stir in my mind.
I have literally seen and held books bigger than any human brain, and I have read books that seem to go on and on...and on. And I have found books to be limited to my perception of what the author said and limited to the mere words that they are layed out on paper. However, Dr. Graves has more information, facts, stories, and life experiences packed into his brain and he can recall them at anytime without any kind of reference or any kind of concordance in the back of his brain. He just knows it...he just knows it! His mouth and his words are not limited to any page length, word count, or book thickness. His words are not limited to anything but his own values and morals from deep in his heart.
Luke 6:45 says "A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." Whatever is in our hearts will come out eventually in the words we say.
We can talk like whatever and I'm so bored and so tired and so frustrated and I think that her shoes look silly with that outfit and her hair is super weird today and like I just can't wait for this class to be over...blah blah blah. Or, we could use our words to uplift, encourage, praise, laugh, and comfort and say something of true meaning. Our values and morals and beliefs determine what we say and that is our only 'limitation'.
I think it just blows me away that literally someone could talk all day, every day, for the rest of their life about everything and nothing and never stop. We have the ability to do that. Our minds and our brains are incredible and I cannot even fathom how we know and remember all of the things that we know. I feel like at some point, my brain should run out of room, but it never does. I feel like at some point, we should run out of things to say or remember, but we don't.
Even silly things that I know you all know the answers to in your own brain and heart: What is your home address? Who was the first president? What was your most precious childhood memory? What are the 26 letters in the alphabet? What did you do today? What is your telephone number? What are the lyrics to your favorite song? What are the words to your favorite bible passage? Can you remember your first kiss and tell the story? How do you open, write, edit, and print a document on the computer? How do you find something on the internet? How do you use your Smart phone?
Wow...we know so much that we do not even know or realize that we know. Our brains are incredible and I was blown away by that today. Psalm 139:14 says so beautifully "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well!"
I think God reveals and gives us the 'lightbulb' moment on scripture sometimes and today, He just opened my eyes to the beauty of the brain. I am fearfully and so wonderfully made...and so are you! I just want to praise Him right now and sing!
Challange: What are we going to say today? Tonight? How is the overflow of our hearts being evidenced in the words that we say? We have that choice to speak...
what will we say?
What will you say?