Day 30 | CHaNGe The Way You Speak
The power of the tongue has the power to change your reality. You may be experiencing something great, but in a very short time, you words could change everything.
Ever been having a great time with friends and you say something you never should have said? Something you would never have said if you only were in a better frame of mind! I have said some really dumb things when I have been tired. And now it's even more exhausting to change a moment I have destroyed.
Eve should never have engaged in a conversation with Satan in the Garden of Eden. It never helps to have devilish conversations. They profit nobody. The longer that conversation went on with the devil, the closer Eve was to doing something that became the ultimate depravity for all of us. Sin entered the world.
Jesus gave us the best example of how to respond in these situations. He simply said, "It is written!" (See Luke 4:4-12). Nothing else was needed. The most appropriate response to the devil or any conversations he inspires, is to simply respond with God's word.
God's words (the bible) give us every frame of reference we need to live this life. He also helps us change the way we speak to the people we love.
How is it that many of us find it so hard to say the simplest sentences? Why are three words so difficult to say - "I love you!" We really need to work on changing whatever it is that holds these words back.
TIME TO THINK:
When was the last time my words really hurt someone?
What are some easy things I could say to change the way I speak?
Jesus, You are the Word of Life. Thank you that You always speak life and truth. Help me to say what You would say in every situation. Give me courage to use my words to love the people in my life. Help me speak Your words of life and change the world around me. Amen.
PROVERBS 18:21 AMP
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.”
Genesis 3:1-5 NLT
“The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.””
2 Timothy 3:16NLT All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.