The Tongue, the Agent of Blessing!
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21
Confess right because Words are powerful. We cannot afford to use our terms carelessly. Words are what shape our life and destiny. When we pray, our words are an essential component to express our desires and unwanted wills. If this vocal tool can change things through prayer, it can do the reverse. Moreover, we are carriers of God’s presence and divine power; these give more accuracy and strength to our words’ effect.
You remember the story of the Shunammite woman in the book of 2kings chapter 4. This is an excellent example of a wise woman who revived her son’s life with the words of her mouth. Though this woman was in a deplorable and unfortunate state, she never allowed her present condition to make her declare a negative word. As she was running to the Prophet after her child’s death, she only had one declaration, ‘it is well.’
Mark 11:23 says, “For verily 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 in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
She was so wise enough not to allow the unexpected eventuality to define or control the words of her mouth. Now, the woman stated her desire, and it was given unto her, just like Jesus said in the book of Mark 11:23 that we could have whatever we say without a doubt. Now, are ready to speak a blessing over your life and trust God for a miracle? Don’t let the devil deceive you and make you think it is over when you know that God’s best is yet to come.
If Shunammite woman’s words can restore her hope, yours are not exceptional but rather believe and know that words are powerful to tear down the stronghold and open the flood gate of heaven. This is why we should continue to feed on the Word of God always so that the Word can be formed in us immensely, and then we can speak from that abundance of the Word. So, declare the goodness of the Lord and not the effort of the devil.1 Peter 3:10 says, “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.”
1. Lord, as I begin to confess rightly today, give power to my words. Let your Word be the content of my words.
2. Isaiah 3:10: It shall be well with you when you come in and go out, and you will enjoy the fruit of your labor in Jesus’ name. Amen.