By: Joan Meyler
How are you? How do you think Jesus answer this question? What is your usual answer to the same question? Psalm 19:14 tells us to “let these words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be pleasing . . . to God”. Revelation 12:11 reminds us that we defeat the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. After God spoke the world into being, He asked Himself “How is it?” He did not respond ambiguously but declared “It is very good!”; meaning that everything planned and executed was of the highest standard (including you and me).
Philippians 4:8 admonishes us to think, meditate, on “what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable . . . . excellent and worthy of praise, “because it is only by bringing our thoughts under control that we are able to speak life into our situations (Proverbs 23:7; 2). Following the principles set forth in both Philippians 4:8 and Corinthians 10:5 we can change our lives for the better or worse. Its all in our thoughts and the words we say. Looking back at Genesis 1, God thought of the world he wanted to create; he planned it. Then He spoke it into being. Because He created us, we also have the power to create the life we want. Remember, you create what you speak (Proverbs 18:21)
If your life is going the way you want it to, that’s wonderful; express your gratitude to God continuously (Psalm 34:1) and continue to walk in His abundant flow. If not, think about your thoughts and the words you have been saying, to yourself and others. Having negative or conflicting thoughts and speaking negative words bring negative consequences. Positive life affirming words produce positive consequences which release God’s provisions in your life, now. (Luke 17:21)
Let me encourage you to make a list of all the things you are grateful for and begin to thank our gracious, compassionate God for these blessings. Make a conscious decision to watch your words and thoughts. As you do so, you will notice the changes in all aspects of your life. Proverbs 23:7 tell us that we are what we think so why not take God at His word and prove him to be true (Malachi 3:10).
Yes, there is Power and Life in our words. Choose them wisely.