What Jesus might say if he were using voice recognition software …

So I’m doing a little bit of an experiment today. For the first time ever, I’m writing this using just my voice. Fun eh?

I think it started as a method of procrastination.

Because to be fair, it took me nearly 2 hours to get this all set up and working. It’s an app on the Mac and it had terrible reviews. I mean seriously, one star. I thought I was very brave to even give it a try!

So, having finally got it working, I then set about teaching it what my voice sounds like. No mean feat given that by the time I got to play with it my voice was very tired and croaky!

But overall I was quite impressed.

Given that I’m speaking to a computer, there are a few words which are a little bit tricky. It doesn’t understand ‘to’ or ‘two’ or ‘2’. (I had to manually go back and change that sentence!)

And then this thought popped in my head.

Do you know how it talks in the Bible about Jesus interceding on our behalf? And the Holy Spirit understanding the groans of our soul?

Maybe it’s a little bit like that?

There’s the very human us, with all these thoughts and feelings, stuff just sort of popping out of our brains randomly. (Or maybe that’s just me?!?)

So anyway, there’s us, sort of doing our thing. And there’s God, all holy and loving and fab.

And then there’s Jesus. Kind of stuck in the middle really, looking into the deepest, most honest part of our soul. Whispering to his dad.

Sorting out our typos.

Cool eh?

Do you think he ever whispers back in our direction?

Grabs a paintbrush and splashes red across the sky? Blows the clouds away so we can see the stars?

I like to think so. How about you? What sights and sounds and smells come into your day to remind you how much you are loved?

And what are you going to do about it? What does action look like for you?

Yes, you’re right. Action is the theme for The Itchy Soul publication. (http://theitchysoul.com) It goes to print on August 1st. And I would love it if you could grab yourself a copy.

In the meantime, have a fab weekend!

I look forward to sharing with you on Monday 😀

loveel