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Proclaim Life

Posted: Saturday, July 7

 &nbsp;&nbsp; Chase&nbsp; // Intern

   Chase  // Intern

One Year Bible Reading Guide

1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17
Acts 25:1-27
Psalm 5:1-12
Proverbs 18:19

Verse of the day: 

From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:20-21)


Every Christian needs to understand that there is power in their words. It’s common to hear basic principles such as “say nice things to people and they will say nice things back”, but what this Proverb is explaining is that the words that come out of your mouth have the ability to control your condition. Whether that would be spiritually, mentally, physically, or emotionally, your life will reflect what you choose to speak into existence.

 

You don’t need to talk to too many people before you start hearing something negative. Whether it be about work, people, circumstances, finances, and the like, there’s a mentality that “life” is hard and that’s the way it is and that’s how it’s always going to be. But what needs to happen, especially if the believer is to live a Spirit-empowered and fruitful lifestyle, which the Bible clearly states is attainable for everyone (Isaiah 61, Psalm 1:3, Psalm 91, Romans 8), there needs to be a mentality shift from talking about what the world says to talking about what God says. 

 

“I’m always going to struggle with this”, “You’ll see when you get older, it’s funny how life just...”, “It’s never going to get better”, NEVER allow for such words to leave your lips. It doesn’t matter what has run in your family, what happened to you in the past, what little you have in the bank, how sick the doctor said you are, how broken your relationships are, God wants to take you to greatness! He wants to prosper you, He wants you to be a beacon of light and hope, He wants to see you obtain the life you never even knew you wanted (Jeremiah 29:11). This is not just “being positive”, this is taking the Word of God and not settling for any result that is below what has been written. People don’t want to serve the God of a depressed person, they want to serve a God who is a healer, a provider, a comforter, a protector, a deliverer, which is exactly who He is for all who call upon His name.

 

Refuse to let destructive words leave your mouth and comfort the enemy. Instead, begin to proclaim life over yourself, the life written throughout the entirety of His Word, and watch as He steps in to make it so (Jeremiah 1:12). So be encouraged! God has given you everything you need to thrive today, and it starts by what you choose to speak.