BIRTHDAY MONTH CHRONICLES! (Day 31)
Today is the final day of my Birthday Month Chronicles. It has been a pleasure sharing my thoughts with you as I celebrate life! Thank you for being a part of reading these chronicles. I pray they have blessed and encouraged you in your journey.
THE POWER OF WORDS!
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 AMPC)
There is so much creative power in the words I speak. Sometimes I don’t think about the impact of that power, and it is clearly reflected in the words I speak, to myself, to others, about others and even about myself. Every word creates. The question is, what am I creating – in my life and in the lives of others?
"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit—you choose." (Proverbs 18:21 MSG)
I don't want to be found guilty of murder! Yet, with every word I speak that doesn’t line up with the Word of God I am murdering something or someone. My inappropriate words can murder hopes, dreams, visions, lives, and so much more, for others and for myself. I must also consider what I am saying to myself about myself.
Our minds are always active, always thinking, planning, and moving. This is why we are commanded to renew our minds. It begins with a thought. Then thoughts become words. Then words become actions and before you know it, you're fully involved. I must intentionally think about what I am thinking about, or I may end up someplace I never intended to be!
Another way to look at is words are seed. What you say to yourself, to others, about others, or about yourself, is what you plant and what you plant is what you will harvest. I must remember to ask myself before I speak, "Is this something I want to manifest in my life? Is this something I want to manifest in someone else’s life?"
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (Proverbs 18:21 NLT)
This is my prayer daily:
“Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips.” (Psalm 141:3 NLT)
I am quick to hear and slow to speak. I listen to God, and He listens to me. His Word abides in me and rules over me. His Words are Spirit and life to me. The Lord has given me His Words of wisdom. Daily He opens my understanding to His will. I pray according to the will of God because I pray His Word. Lord, take control of what I say and guard my lips, so my words honor you and encourage others.
“Listen, God! Please, pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help. Every morning you’ll hear me at it again. Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on your altar and watch for fire to descend.” (Psalm 5:1-3 MSG)
Stay tuned because God isn't finished with me yet! And I’m so thankful that He is not! The best is yet to come!
Be Encouraged! ❤