My husband and I were getting ready for the day today and we were discussing how the words we speak are so powerful in shaping our destiny. Immediately the Holy Spirit flooded my heart with today’s blog post.
I began to think of Bible scriptures that discuss the power behind God’s words and the power He has given us with the words we speak.
In Genesis, we read how God SPOKE the world into existence. God said it and it was so.
In Matthew 17:19-20, there was a demonic spirit that needed to be cast out of a person. The disciples said, “Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So, Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will SAY to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Proverbs 18:20-21 states, “A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his MOUTH; From the produce of his lips, he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
In Isaiah 55:8-11 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
James 3:8-13 “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.”
Our tongues have the power to heal or to kill! They have the power to restore or destroy. In the same way, we attract things to us based on our words. If we are always articulating defeat, lack, and a losing attitude, more than likely we will have the same type of people in our inner circle and we will see these things manifested in our lives
Likewise, if we confess victory, abundance, and a winning attitude, it will display in our lives and more that likely in the people we consider our inner circle of family and friends.
Beloved, my prayer is that we become more aware of the words we allow to come across our lips. What we say is the direct result of our thoughts. Our words produce our actions!
WORDS CARRY POWER! CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY!
This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It!