DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR YOUTHS;
27TH JUNE, 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
CONTROL LIFE WITH WORDS;
(The Power To Change Circumstances Is In Your Tongue)
TO THE BIBLE Proverbs 15:4 AMPC
“A gentle tongue [with its healing power] is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit.”
God has given you the power to control the circumstances of your life, and that power is in your mouth. The Apostle James, in James 3:5 cautions on the importance of talking right: “A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything-or destroy it! It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire” (James 3:5 MSG). By your words, you create or destroy. By talking right, you create your triumphant life, and maintain your victories in Christ. In the same vein, through negative confessions, many breach the hedge and give Satan the opportunity to plunder their lives.
You may have read the inspiring story of a Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4:8-36. Even though her son had just died, she quickly dashed off to the Prophet Elisha with only one declaration on her lips, “It is well.” She wasn’t screaming for help or complaining; rather, she went to the prophet of God with the right confession, and she got a miracle. Jesus said in Mark 11:23, “you shall have what you say”; she said it was well, and her faith-confession produced results. Choose always to talk right, and by that, I mean talk the Word. Expose yourself to the right information—from God’s Word to help you form the right mind-set— because before you can talk right, you must first think right.
Words are thoughts clothed with vocabulary. Thoughts are the specific, descriptive imaginations of the mind, which are from the information received through the senses. This is why you must constantly fellowship with the Word; let the Word dwell in you richly through constant study and meditation. The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). When your spirit is inundated with the Word, you’ll talk right; you’ll talk the Word! And God’s Word on your lips will prevail and catapult you to higher levels of success, victory and prosperity.
1 Peter 3:10; James 1:26 AMPC
My faith is built on God’s Word of power, and I’m transformed from glory to glory as I live in, and by the Word. I’m experiencing unlimited victories and success because I’m being piloted by the Spirit, with the Word prevailing mightily in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 13:1-12, Nehemiah 7-8
Luke 4:33-44, Deuteronomy 25
Speak forth and prophesy the words you want to see in your life within the next few days.