Will You Speak Life?

The tongue can bring death or life… Proverbs 18:21, NLT

Words are powerful. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” “I have a dream!” “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country!” “December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…” “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” 

Will you choose to speak life?
The Bible teaches us that even the power of life and death can be found in our words. We can hurt or help. We can display anxiety or peace. We can speak forth anger or love. Words are powerful. Your words are powerful. No wonder they are often so hard to control! But, like everything else in our lives, we’re called to place even the words we speak under control of the Holy Spirit. What happens as we learn to do that? Negativity turns to hope. Anger turns to love. Judgment turns to compassion. Simply put, what we say begins to resemble more of what Jesus would say. And that is life-changing… even world-changing! Today, let’s choose to SPEAK LIFE.
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