Speak the Truth~Speak life In His Word! 4-29-13

Speaking the truth: In His Word
We really need to be careful what we say. Our words can speak life or death on a person, even ourselves! Some people do not believe that but I most certainly do! When one of my children was small I heard from other people that he was a 'wild boy' and that hit me wrong. Sure, he was a handful at five years old, but what five year old boy is not? Not too many that I know of will just sit and be quiet all day. Besides he was fun! This child could run before he walked! 

The point is I started regretting the fact that I had accepted that personality label on him, and I said out loud one day “No! He is a nice, sweet boy who loves God!” He was really these things when he was at home with me. I knew he was a gift from God, he prayed with me already!

One day when he was around three years of age I was kneeling at the couch in prayer as was my daily habit. I heard his door open, then listened as his feed pitter-pattered down the hall.
I prayed selfishly something to the effect of “Lord let him stay quiet so I can stay in prayer in your presence.” a few seconds later I felt a hand on my back and peeked out to see my little guy kneeling beside me eyes closed and hand on my back in supposed prayer! Since then I have called him my prayer warrior. This grew! One day, he was bout 7 or 8 by then, I was suffering with a migraine headache. He came over to me and asked me where I hurt. He placed his hand on my head and prayed. As he did I felt the pain releasing!
I do not tell you this to brag on my child, but to tell you the more you speak life the less you will see death in your children's behaviors, learning problems can become blessings, and weaknesses can become strengths! Speak life today!

Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words can bring satisfaction. The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
 Proverbs 18:20-21

Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4
There is power in the words we speak. We can bring life or death to the emotions that are within those around us by what we have ingested ourselves.
Many times I have heard someone talking themselves down. “I am no good, I can't get a job, I will never become anything big, or good or worth anything...” and you know what? If that is what they hear, they repeat and they are claiming it on themselves that's pretty much what will happen.
But like the commercial on TV for some college says, we can wipe out those words and put new ones in! How do we change our thinking to include things like, “I can do this! I will just try harder, I am going to be great someday, I have a purpose...”?
 By digging in the Word!
  Remind yourself of good times:

My heart is breaking as I remember how it used to be: I walked among the crowds of worshipers, leading a great procession to the house of God, singing for joy and giving thanks amid the sound of a great celebration! Psalm 42:4

Remind yourself where these foolish thoughts come from:

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or the age to come.
Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you say you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings forth good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Matthew 12:30-37

Remember where the treasure of your heart came from. Rebuild the treasure with the scriptures daily.
A cheerful heart gives us strength to go on, but a broken spirit saps us of our strength.
 ( Proverbs 17:22)

Speak the Truth!
Instead we will speak the truth I love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of this body, the church. Ephesians 4:15

Fill your heart with the right Words, that you may speak the right words straight from your heart.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength, and my redeemer. Proverbs 19:13-14

When we keep His word hidden in our hearts we will speak the truth; in love, in life, and in our daily walk with Him. We will no longer be caught up by the lies of the world, or the enemy of Christians who try to talk us down and belittle our people to think they are weak. We are strong when we are with Him! For we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

We can do this!
No matter what we hear, it will effect our hearts and minds and that is what will come out of our mouths. If we are talking to ourselves or someone else we want our hearts to be clean. We need to keep our hearts and minds renewed in the Word of God so that we may present ourselves spotless before Him. How else can we do this if we do not listen, read, and ingest the Word of God in word, and song, and prayer, which sometimes is words and sometimes just sitting at His feet basking in His presence.

If we want physical strength we eat physical food; spiritual strength will take a daily supply equal to if not more of the Word, Prayer and worship in His presence.

Delight yourself in His word!
I take joy in doing your will, My God, for your instructions are written on my heart. Psalm 40:8

Dear Heavenly Father; Write your Words on our hearts today that we may speak of your goodness to those around us. Help us to speak life not death to those around us and over ourselves. We can do this! With You on our side! In Jesus name, amen.

Suggested reading: Psalm 40:1-17, Matthew 12:1-49, Ephesians 4:1-32 and Psalm 42:1-11