Empower Your Tongue With The Word Of God
There are literally hundreds of Bible verses dealing with "the tongue" ...about what we should or shouldn't say or speak...and the power of words over our lives.
One of the bluntest statements on this topic is found in Proverbs 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue...
God's Word encourages us to give expression to our noblest and highest thoughts. Thoughts give rise to spoken words. When we "speak life" we are thinking and expressing out of our faith in God's Word, in obedience to His will, and in appreciation of His blessing over our lives.
Proverbs 21:23: Whosoever keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
To empower our tongue to speak blessing over our lives and the lives of others, one of the best things we can do is learn to speak God's Word spontaneously in response to life situations. Speaking God's Word is also how we encourage and motivate ourselves. It's how we activate our faith.
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Sponsor AdAt some point in our past, perhaps words were spoken to us, at us, or over us that didn't match up with what God intends for our lives. Rather than replaying "old tapes" in your head -- of the "negative talk" that's been said to you or about you -- it's important to start making new tapes. Fill your mind -- and your mouth! -- with positive statements that you can speak and affirm over your life...that match up with what God has decreed for you.
Psalm 40:3: And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God...
Remind yourself of God's desire to bless you. Speak words of truth to yourself about His plans for you! Just as you speak and write affirmations to yourself, admonish yourself, too. To admonish is to advise - and sometimes, insist! Think of admonition as "preaching to yourself." When you admonish yourself, you are preaching what you know you need to hear! Speak to yourself what you know to be the truth of God's Word, and His commandments given to bless your life.
Here are some possible suggestions:
"God wants me to have good health - physically, emotionally, and spiritually."
"God wants me to have good relationships - with family and friends who will love and value me."
"God wants me to have peace in my heart - calm assurance that He will always protect me and provide for me in personal and eternal ways."
Speaking words like these, and repeating Bible verses that inspire you throughout the day, will strengthen your faith, draw you closer to God in intimate and abiding relationship, and empower you to lead a life of victory through Christ.
So watch your mouth, and empower your tongue -- with the Word of God!