“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”
-There is power is tongues and what we confess is what we posses. It is very tempting sometimes when life issues arise and people fill their speech with negativity. Negativity in thoughts and attitude results in negative speech. Some people complain about everything in life. Their wellbeing, health, physical appearance, economy, work, businesses, leaders, priests, pastors, social status, marital status, financial status, political conditions and many other issues. Apostle Paul learned to be content in all situations even when he was in prison. He was content when he was in need and when he had plenty, when he was well fed and when he was hungry. By doing so; he affirms that he could do all things through Christ who strengthened him (Phil 4:11-13). This is a statement of total submission and faith in God. In James 3:5-10, we find that the tongue is a small member of the body but very destructive when not well tamed. It can easily corrupt the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire and is itself set on fire by hell. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness, and out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. The tongue can easily destroy close friendships, marriages and even ones future. Those who have knowledge then, use their words with restraint, for fools are thought wise if they keep silent and discerning if they hold their tongues (Prov 17:27-28). Jesus cautions is that not what goes into the mouth defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth (Mat 15:11). it is therefore important to ensure that our speech is seasoned with salt and filled with grace always so that we may know how to answer everyone (Col 4:6). Like apostle Paul, we are reminded to give thanks to God the name our Lord Jesus Christ in whatever we do, whether in word or deed, which is God’s will for us (Col 3:17). We are also called make positive in our lives, families, children, nation, situations, health, wealth, wellbeing, future in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. To also ask God to go before us and make all the crooked paths straight for He is our Maker and Father, and His timing, apportionment and appointments are perfect and without defect.
Lord You are good and Your love endures forever. Your timing, apportionment and appointments are perfect, Your love endures forever. Forgive us merciful Father for the many times we have cursed, quarrelled, gossiped, complained, lied and have not been thankful. You have called us Lord to be content and to give thanks in all situations. Grant us the grace to do so according to Your will. You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, all glory and praise belong to You Lord. We shall not die but live Lord because You have obtained victory for us. Go before us Lord and make all the crooked paths straight in our lives, families, work, businesses, health, purposes, relationships, marriages, leadership, nation and all other things for You love us with an unconditional kind of love. Your love satisfies our souls Lord, increase our faith so that we may know You, seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness and all other things You will add unto us according to Your merciful love. Give us the gift of wisdom Lord so that we may know how to answer each one as You please. All glory, honor, wisdom, power and grace belongs to You Jehovah; now and forever. Amen
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