By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

We like complementary words,
and complimentary people.
We like easy talk,
flavored with flattery,
sprinkled with generality,
and a nice spread of fluff.
We like to be built up,
lifted up …
Generally just plain puffed up.
Problem with greasy, easy, oily words is that they just don’t stick.
They’re lightweight and conditioned for slide-ability more than durability.
And something in us craves something more.
Could it be substance?
I enjoy slide-able words same as the next individual but my deeper craving lies in something substantial …
Lies in the spiritual:
Something meaty that sticks to my bones,
Nourishes my hungry spirit,
and qualifies as character building while intensifying my desire for the eternal …
My desire for God,
For holiness,
And something beyond the here and now.
My soul craves something that won’t slide … but will abide and stand the test of time.

Conversations that contain durability are the exception and not the rule;
These are the conversations that are not soon forgotten …
That are recalled at a later time,
and realized in an appointed and necessary season.
If you want to be an individual characterized by substance …
You must seek company with the God who fills you with it.
There is no substitute for substance.
Seek Him and you will find Him;
Converse with Him and He will converse with you.
The endurability of God produces durability of spirit, soul ... and tongue.
Pray to become an individual composed of substance.

For our conversation is in heaven, from whom also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.
Philippians 3:20-21