Prov 18:21 KJV says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
Simply put, this means that each day our creative voices utter words that are given assignments. When we speak positively, we assign purpose to these words which according to scripture immediately seek out opportunities to create great things in our lives. The Bible calls these words, LIFE. Which means that as they leave our mouth, life is created all around us.
On the other hand, when we speak negative words, these words also go right to work and according to scripture yield fruit leading to the death of things in our lives.
Can you imagine that we don't have to depend on luck or chance in this wonderful life God has given us. We can instead train ourselves to simply use the heavenly language of speaking words of peace, faith, hope and strength. When we really understand that it isn't "what you see is what you get" as much as, "what you say is what you get", then we will find that our days will become filled with uplifting words not just for ourselves but for everything and everyone around us.
Here's an exercise. Identify what you would change in your surroundings, family or workspace. Identify what you would change about yourself and then begin speaking to God in your prayer closet or during your prayer time. Then watch God perform miracles as only He can!
In His Service,
1 Sam 30:18
“And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”
Each day of our lives we face challenges both great and small and with these challenges we may from time to time feel as if we are losing something of great importance or value. In this story mentioned in 1 Samuel 30, David and his men experienced an almost unbearable loss. While away preparing for battle, their homes were attacked by the Amalekites and everything that they owned, including wife and children were stolen and carried away. Every soldier to a man, including David lamented this loss and as his men contemplated stoning him, David began seeking a Word from the Lord. God’s response was simply, “pursue and recover all”.
This concept of looking past the lost and instead focusing on the remedy is a lesson that we can exercise this week and going forward. Our abiding belief should be God don’t give me some of what has been lost, give me ALL of what has been lost!”.
In His Service,