FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Scripture: Proverbs 18:20-21
Proverbs 18:20-21 says, “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 shall eat its fruit.” “Satisfied” and “filled” are the same Hebrew word, saw-bah, meaning ‘To fill or fulfill’. If we are not satisfied or fulfilled, then we must change the fruit of our mouth – change what we are saying. Changing the words we speak includes our self-talk so that it agrees with God’s Word. And that is the fastest way to change our life! God created the heavens and the earth out of nothing by speaking them into existence! Man was made in God’s image and given creative authority by God. Perhaps the most important part of what we say comes from our self-talk. Do we agree with what scripture says about us or do we consistently underestimate the vessel we inhabit? The creative power of our thoughts and words is very significant before God. Why denigrate God’s creation with ‘I’m an idiot’ or ‘What I did was foolish – I’m so unworthy!’ Excessive and repeated self-criticism destroys the very vessel we are commanded to build up. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” therefore speak life! The Word says that nothing is impossible to those who believe and that we have a double anointing, available when we choose to agree with the Word. Therefore, we must be careful with what we say because the outcome dramatically impacts our personal well-being! The real question we have to answer is, how much creative power did God give us? Does it work in both the positive and negative? What is the fastest way to change the trajectory of life? Is it to change what we say? Yes!!