Glory Key – I Speak Life
We must continually remind ourselves, “I speak life.” The words that we use make a huge difference to the Lord and to everyone around us. Yeshua tells us in Matt.12 that we will be held accountable for our words. This is a truth we must not overlook. We are told to set a guard over our mouths in Ps. 141. Are we being instructed to watch how many chocolate bars or how many slices of cake we stuff in our mouths? Ha-ha, no indeed.
We were created in the image of our Heavenly Father and our words are powerful. He gave each of us the ability to impact or influence the things in our lives and in the lives of those who are close to us. Evidence of this is easily seen in the immediate effects we experience in words of anger or harsh criticism or encouragement that we hear on a daily basis.
Amazing Things Happen When We Speak Life
Amazing things happen when we speak God’s words over situations, whether we are speaking scriptures or words that the Holy Spirit has spoken to us. Our words can change the course of events just like the rudder of a ship. (James 3) Are our words making a difference?
Matthew 12:36 “But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment.”
Proverbs 18:21“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
1 Peter 3:10 “For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good—whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit).”
Psalm 141:3 “Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”
James 1:26 “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”
Proverbs 21:23 “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.”
Proverbs 18:4 “The words of a [discreet and wise] man’s mouth are like deep waters [plenteous and difficult to fathom], and the fountain of skillful and godly Wisdom is like a gushing stream [sparkling, fresh, pure, and life-giving].”
Father, forgive me for any idle words I have spoken. Remind me that death and life are behind the power of my words on my tongue. Help me to keep my tongue from evil. May I speak no guile-convict me quickly. Set a watch before my mouth, Lord and keep the door of my lips. Teach me to guard my mouth. May my words be like deep waters and a fountain of skillful and Godly wisdom.
Confession: I will speak life!