Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Leaving a Voiceprint
It was her term “voiceprint” that caught my attention.
It made me think about a footprint...
or a handprint…
…evidence that someone has been in that spot.
I began to think, “What kind of voiceprint am I leaving in the corners of my children's hearts?”
“Are my words encouraging? edifying? uplifting?”
“Am I speaking His truth often enough, and loudly enough, so that it will echo in their hearts and minds throughout their lives, even when I'm not there?”
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (Deut. 6:5-9)
His Word is powerful. It is Truth and the expression of His love for us. When my son and daughter step out onto the field of life each day, I want to do my part as their parent in making sure that they hear His voice echoing in their minds and hearts…