One of the things I love most about reading through the whole Bible is when a verse in a seldom-read book pops out at you.  A moment when God reminds you that He has something for you in all 66 books of the Bible.  Like when I was reading in Ecclesiastes this morning.  What a great book for the person who has a lot of questions about the futility and/or purpose of life, by the way!  I think I will be recommending this one to Number 2 Son (Proverbs to Number 1 Son:-).  

Here is the next verse on my hide-His-Word-in-my-heart list.  Ecclesiastes 5:2 – “Think before you speak, and be careful about what you say to God.  God is in heaven, and you are on earth, so say only a few words to God.”  This really puts a whole new punch into, “Be still and know that I am God.”  

Recently God revealed to me that I need to learn to pray as a prophet prays.  I revealed on this blog on a couple of occasions that God has given me the spiritual gift of prophecy.  I won’t go so far as to say I am a prophet…for some reason that just feels like I am stepping on hallowed ground that belongs to Abraham, Moses, Daniel, Elijah and Isaiah, and many, many others.  But, that being said, God has shown me that there is something different about the prayer of the prophet, and should be about the prayers of a person with that gift.  I’m not sure what it is yet, but I have asked Him to teach me.  “Ask and it will be given to you.  Seek and you will find.  Knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matt. 7:7).  Ecclesiastes 5:2 is one of these early lessons from God.  I had to share it with you…I love that punch!!