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SPECIAL GOSPEL RANT: Talk More, Listen Less!

April 25, 2023
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This podcast is an important one-and-out message that could just change your life. D. Martyn Lloyd Jones said, “Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them, but they are talking to you, they bring back the problems of yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Your self is talking to you. Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” he asks. His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. So he stands up and says, “Self, listen for moment, I will speak to you.”

I agree—BUT...for we Christians, there are not just two options, either Stop Listening and start talking. There is a third. We can talk the gospel to our midbrain. That is what we are all about. What does gospel-talking to your “self’ look like and feel like? 

Here is the place where this message and the Song of Songs connect. The Queen is riddled and strangled by negative self-talk. Nothing, including any positive self-talk makes a difference. She is stuck still ‘dark-yet-lovely’. Until, the King ’talks’ into her ’self’. That is the ’talk’ that can actually rewire and revive our self. 

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Dr. Bill Senyard is a husband, father, pastor, church revitalization consultant, biblical scholar, author of over 14 books, and creator of three online gospel immersion journeys. His primary gift is asking good questions and not being always satisfied with the usual pat answers. The gospel is more powerful than we expect. It's time we start believing that. Want to go deeper? You are at the right place.
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