Fresh Hope – 20th April 2018

Words have power. They can hurt and they can bless. But scripture tells us that the power of words reaches much further than the impact they make on our emotions. Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Our words have supernatural power, power that changes circumstances and situations.

The tongue is only a small part of the body yet it is so powerful. It has the ability to create as well as destroy. It is important for us as children of God to avoid statements and confessions of fear and defeat. Even when things look hopeless, we must speak in faith knowing that God is able to fulfill His promise for us.

When we speak positively, it doesn’t mean that all is well. It doesn’t mean that everything is moving smoothly. What it does mean is that we believe God will definitely see us through. We are simply declaring our faith in God’s ability to work in all situations to eventually bring us good.

Psalms 19:14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Be a person whose mouth is full of life. Continue to change your circumstances by filling your heart with the Word of God. Confess the truths from scriptures so that the words that come out of your mouth are life-changing words. Let your words be God’s Word!

Today, make your mouth “a fountain of life” (Proverbs 10:11). Speak positive words into your own life. Speak positively into someone else’s life, encourage more than you critique. Seek opportunities to speak kind, tender hearted words (Ephesians 4:32). Say something affectionate to a loved one at an unexpected time. Seek to only speak words that are “good for building up,” that “give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29).

Christine Mudenha

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