This is a re-blog of a subject that I believe is of supreme importance to everyone in general and Believers in particular.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue:” (Proverbs 18:21 – KJV)
Do you know that speaking negative words will have a negative effect on you? The words we speak will have an impact on us—either positively or negatively. Have you ever caught yourself saying that you were “dumb” or “stupid”? Now you may say that those words are innocent and you don’t mean anything by it—I beg to differ.
The Bible tells us that we will be responsible for every “idle word” that we speak (Matthew 12:36 – KJV). An idle word is one that is lazy, inoperative, or non-working. In other words we are to put our words to good use because we will be responsible one way or another. Therefore, why spend time speaking things that we do not mean when, in the same time we can speak things that will benefit us, our families, communities, or even our world?
This is important to note because it is time for us to change our words. Instead of telling everyone who will listen, just how sick we are. We can begin to speak the truth of the Word of God concerning our condition and watch that become our reality—the Bible is clear that God wants us well.
Not only where sickness is concerned, but how often have we spoken that our loved ones will never amount to anything. I understand that this is often spoken out of frustration, but is that what we really want to come to pass? Surely, things may seem to be headed in that direction, but that’s where we use the words of our mouths to make a spiritual detour and begin to say something good and worthwhile (blessings), instead of negative stuff (cursing).
In other words, if you do not like what you are seeing in your life—change what you are saying. Now, you may argue that it is too hard; and I will agree that it may be, but it is definitely worth the effort. When we begin to speak and expect the good we want to come to pass, instead of the bad we are seeing every day, slowly we will begin to see and experience the changes that we believe for.
“…Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing” (Romans 4:17 – NLT)
If we believe God then our words should line up with what we believe about God. We say that God has created everything and can do anything…until we run into something that seems impossible to us. When that happens, often we then place the same limitation on God. How you say? Whenever we say, ‘this thing will never work,’ or ‘I’ll never get out of this,’ and ‘things never work out for me.’
These types of phrases can be devastating to anyone—especially Christians. What are we saying, when we use our words to confirm the difficulty of a situation instead of the possibilities of God’s deliverance! Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 18:27), regardless of what it may look like to us. Therefore, we should be speaking the good we expect to come to pass.
Our responsibility is to believe God—who alone is life—and watch things turn around!
Look…Christians are called believers for a reason. We believe in a God who cannot fail! So let’s practice getting our speaking in line with our believing and see our lives, our experiences, and even our world change!
Remember to have faith first…
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