Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it for death or life. – Proverbs 18:21
I think it’s important that we really get this Scripture. Our tongue is VERY powerful. It can produce life or death…our choice. I still struggle with my mouth every day. I guess that’s why God has me write these devotionals. I am just like you. I need Him and His Truth every second! And, so does my tongue!
We can say so many careless things…and they can produce such pain. We may think it’s no big deal, but it really is. I do not think God would have taken the time to tell us, “life and death” are in the power of the tongue, if it was not important information.
I remember as a little girl, my Mother said almost every day that she was going to get diabetes. She even went so far as to say she probably already has it. Well, guess what? A couple years ago she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Some of you may think that is “just a coincidence.” Not me. I believe that she SPOKE it into her life. She has tried to tell me I will get it to, and I have told her “no way! I do NOT receive that!” What we say rings in eternity, ladies. We MUST learn to SHUT IT!
If you are someone who uses their tongue to…
- Bad mouth yourself by saying things like; “I’m stupid, I’m fat, I’m ugly, I’ll never, I can’t, What’s wrong with me, I’m such a this and I’m such a that…”
- Verbally judges others….
- Speaks negatively…
Then you will produce the fruit of death in your life. We need to speak the Truth about ourselves. We need to understand who we are in Christ.
We need to use our tongues to speak life…
- I have the mind of Christ, which means I am pretty smart.
- I was created in the image of God, which means I am GORGEOUS!
- I can do ALL things through Christ Who strengthens me.
- I am above and not beneath.
- I am the head and not the tail.
- No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
- I am chosen of God.
- If God be for me, who can be against me?
If we use out tongue speak the Truth of what God says about us over our lives, we will produce an awesome harvest of life, and be much happier, filled with peace, and able to go the distance.
Start thinking BEFORE you speak. Change your mind and speak the Truth…even if you don’t believe it with your “mind” right away. After speaking Life for a while, you will not only begin to believe the Truth, you will KNOW the Truth, and the Truth WILL set you free!
Just so you understand, this wasn’t my bright idea…it’s in the WORD, and God’s Word does NOT lie! Trust God…believe what He says about you in His Word…learn who and Who’s you are by reading the God’s Word more…and begin to SPEAK IT OUT LOUD EVERY DAY!!
Daddy God, thank You for giving me the opportunity to change my life for the better simply by putting the principals of Your Mighty Word of Truth into daily practice. Please help me to remember Your Truth and to speak it out every day. I am Your precious baby girl and I want to WALK in the knowledge of that. I want to speak the way You want me to speak. I want my children to see You in everything I say. Help me to not be careless with my weapon. Help me to recognize when I am speaking like a fool. I love You, Daddy, Thank You for loving me too! Thank You! In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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