Most of the time when I’m on a road trip by myself, which is often, I rarely listen to music. I actually prefer silence since it helps me de-stress. If I’m honest, my own thoughts are enough noise that having the radio on can be just a little too much. So, I often use the five hours to take in the scenery and be still with the Lord.
The other weekend was different. With the weather finally feeling like spring outside, I turned on some tunes while I soaked in the sun from my windows and made my way to the south.
I have recently been listening to the song “So Will I” by Hillsong UNITED. Every lyric is perfection. It’s like they managed to think of every amazing one-liner and put it in there. To say I like this song a lot is an understatement. I had it on repeat for a good hour!
As I was in worship mode, one line stood out to me that the Lord used to reveal a little bit more about who HE is and who we are not. In the second verse it says, “God of your promise, you don’t speak in vain, no syllable empty or void.” Those words went from my ears straight to my heart.
I think about how many times my words have not built someone up, including myself. I think about how many times I’ve rambled on about nothing. I think about how many times I should have just remained silent instead of speaking at all. And yet we have a Heavenly Father, whose every word is spoken with intention.
God is the only one who speaks this way. And we can trust what He says because He is holy and perfect. That’s why reading the Bible is so important. Every word is intentional and has purpose. If the Lord of all the world who created space and time, who knows everything, has spoken, it would be wise for us to listen.
So next time you’re reading His word or listening to Him speak in your quite time, remember that every syllable that flows from His mouth has meaning and purpose.