Use Your Words
time ago, I watched my niece try to settle a dispute between her two
toddlers, who both were vigorously gabbling in baby-talk and waving
In frustration, she cried out "USE YOUR WORDS"!
It was only later that the
thought dropped into my heart - this is what God wants His children to
do. We actually do use our words every day - but do we know how to use
them properly? Take a look at the first spoken words "Then God said -
Let there be light." The first use of words was to inject power into a
situation to bring about change. God didn't just think about light, and
it came to be. He spoke the word, and it became reality.
Most of us don't even
realize it, but we "speak power" into our lives all the time. With good
reason, God instructed us "Death and life are in the power of the
tongue." (Prov. 18:21 KJV). Unfortunately (and largely unknown to us)
the power we are calling into our lives is often negative. "That scares
me to death" or "my back is killing me," Worse yet - "I just know I'll
get the flu" or "that boy's going to kill himself riding that
And what happens - we get
the flu, our job is down sized or some other disaster we've spoken
about comes to pass. The words that tumble from our lips are the doors
to blessings, or a wide open gate for the thief to step into the
opening we provided.
God also tells us He has
set before us life and death.and to CHOOSE life. (Deut. 30:19) We
choose first in our thought lives, and then with our actions and with
And Satan will choose to
oppose us in any way he can - picture getting up after not sleeping so
well and going to work. Someone greets you with a cheery "Good morning!
How are you?" Almost before we know it, Satan's point of view pops out
of our mouth - "I'm so tired! I hardly slept last night." It may be a
fact that sleep wasn't great, but if we choose life, we remember truth
(Psa. 127:2) tells us "God gives his beloved sleep." Use your spoken
word to employ God's word, bringing power to that situation. Prov. 3:24
"When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie
down, and thy sleep shall be sweet."
Jesus did not just blurt
out random statements or His own opinions when confronted with issues
and problems. He had already spent eons at the throne of God before
coming to earth as a man. While on earth, He spent much time in
meditation and prayer because His intent was to do only what the Father
did and say only what the Father said, modelling an example for us as
men and women. He knew what to do and say every time because He sought
God's input continually. He chose to use words as God did, and does.
Since He is now in heaven
at God's right hand again, He has invested us with His power and
authority to use words as He did. We must choose to use them wisely,
and put a bridle on our speech. He never promised that we would be
without trials; in fact, he said there would be trials and
But He has not left us
without defence or weapons. Deut. 11:18 "Therefore shall ye lay up
these my words in your heart., and bind them . upon your hand". Keep My
words in your soul, life, and in your actions. Note Mark 11:23 " For I
say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou
removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt .. But
shall believe those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall
have whatsoever he saith."
We can use our words - to
stop talking the
problem, and call in the solution, by the authority of the living
Jesus. Don't wait another hour to start! " TGM
Through this 4 CD series:
Speaking Words of Life
- Learn to position yourself to receive God's
best for you by speaking His Word.
- Turn situations around in your life.
- Transform your life by speaking positive
- faith-filled words.
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