Speak Life
January 27, 2024
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21
Every day we have a variety of conversations, we speak to our family members, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. Each day we use a multiplicity of words with many different people, and we do not even realize how many words we can actually speak in a day. Researchers have discovered that we can speak between seven thousand and twenty thousand words in a single day. When we are using that many words in a day, we should evaluate how many of our words are negative and how many are positive. Our words can have either a positive or negative effect on people and ourselves. In using that volume of words in a day we have a great opportunity to be a blessing to those we speak to daily. There are even times when we must use some of those thousands of words to speak to ourselves. The Scripture reminds us that death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those that love it eat the fruit of their words. I encourage you today to speak life into every situation you face today. It is easy to see the negative or the bad in everything, but today look at everything and see it in a positive light and speak life and not death. When you speak death into things they will die, but when you can speak life into things you will see how things will begin to look up. No matter what anyone else says about a situation or how it may look to them you should always chose to speak life. As I go throughout this day, I will speak life and not death, for The Lord is on my side, and there is always a bright side. Since I will speak life into every situation, I face in life I have no doubt, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord you are excellent and awesome. You have brought me a long way and continue to keep me through it all. I will speak life in all that I face, because I know you have great things in store for me. Thank you for loving me. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY