Whose is this voice I hear, this voice inside of me? "It's only your thoughts," you say. If that be true, then I say to me, "Who taught you to think these thoughts? What wordsmith, what teacher, what master? Where is he, who is he, when was he here?" Methinks it must be the voice of God.
Are your thoughts that different from what I hear? Is it also difficult for you to always find words to express your thoughts as purely as they are given: untainted, untarnished, unbiased and unfeigned?
I consider and am grateful for the numerous words I have heard and continue to hear spoken, written and sung -gifts I have accepted into myself and reuse, re-read or speak as though they were my own to make known my thoughts, expressions and ideas. Here are some examples:
"Sweeter as the Years Go By" "Be still and know that I am God" "Come to me and rest" "Fear not, little flock, for it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" "Think not that I have come to destroy the law, but I have come to fulfill it" "Cast all your care" "Peace, be still" "It shall not come nigh unto thee" "Under His wings my soul shall abide" "He hideth my soul" "Remember now thy creator" "I will rejoice over thee with singing" "His mercies are new and fresh every morning" "Today is the day of salvation, now is the accepted time" "By grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God" "Faith cometh by hearing"
It is very likely that, in our thoughts, there lies that measure of faith which may be found through words we’ve heard or read.
Thank God for the gifts of language and understanding and an ability to use those gifts to think our thoughts and enrich our lives.