The Spirit of the Lord speaks through me; His words are upon my tongue. I Samuel 23:2 NLT
Isn’t that how our life should always be? The awareness that when we speak, it should be His Words, words of life and blessing, not death and cursing. To encourage, edify and build up? We don’t have to be a prophet to declare the Word of the Lord into situations and over bodies.
Jesus was very clear about the authority we have with our words. You remember when He said, you will say to this mountain (immoveable object), “Be gone!” and it will go! Have faith in the God who is in you. If we will get ahold of this one principle, life around us would look differently.
Just when I think I’ve honed my skills, I slip into old habits and say something stupid. It’s at that time I examine what I’ve been thinking on because the Word says, “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
When I got tired of the tasting rotten fruit my words created, I cut down the tree. At some point, we must choose what our tongue reproduces. James 3:1-12 talks about how to tame the tongue, make that a study you do that carries into the next year. You can’t have good and bad coming out of the same river for the bad always pollutes the good.
Stop sending confusing messages to your spirit. You are a child of God, stop listening to the voice of the enemy who tries to tell you you’re not. Use your words to worship God. Sing songs to Him based on His Word. Build yourself up by praying in the Holy Spirit language He gave you. If you don’t have that, ask Him for it and receive it by faith. He promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh and that means you.
Thank you Lord for this reminder. I again surrender my tongue to You today because ultimately, I am what I speak. So I confess today that I am Your child, created in your image and likeness. I have the Holy Spirit living in me and I will listen to that still small voice who leads me into all truth. My words will bring life, they will build and not tear down. If I’m accused of something not true, I will allow you to work that out, but I will remain stable under the shadow of Your wing. If I stand close enough to You, listen and obey You, I will become more like You. After all, I want to be You in this world to others.