I haven’t stepped foot in a French class since 2002! And yet, somehow words and phrases learned during my freshman and sophomore years of high school randomly come to mind. Ecouté et répète is one of those phrases. It sprang up in my mind a few months ago and instead of feeling thrust back into Mrs. Darnell’s first period class, a divine download hit my heart and called me into the Secret Place for more revelation… deeper into stillness.
Ecouté et répète.
Translation: Listen and repeat.
Beyond any doubt, the Spirit of the Lord brought those 3 words back to me for such a time as this. Ecouté et répète…what the Lord speaks. I am extremely intentional about recording rhema words — those God-breathed utterances that are just as personal as they are powerful. I diligently write them down, but do I keep that same energy when it comes to remembering what was spoken? And when these words are remembered, am I brave enough to speak each thus saith the Lord out loud? Hmm…
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.
3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. Hebrews 11:1–3
Light, sky, land, so on and so forth — God spoke and all that now is came into being by the boom of His voice. By faith, I receive all that He speaks to me — instructions, strategies, challenges, correction, and a hopeful future. By faith, I speak as He has spoken to see heaven’s realities take shape in my life. With a fiery passion and commitment to purpose, I urge others to get still, be quiet, and ecoutéz et répètez as the Lord speaks. Faith tells me that you are not here by chance. There is no time like the present to listen intently and speak intentionally. So, in the time we have left, I pray these words become inscribed on your heart:
Ecoutéz et répètez ce que le Seigneur dit.
Translation: Listen and repeat what the Lord says.
May you speak, align, and see God’s promises for your life come to pass as being still in His presence and speaking as He has spoken becomes a common practice for you.