December 7, 2018

2 Chronicles 7:3 (NLT) — 3 When all the people of Israel saw the fire coming down and the glorious presence of the Lord filling the Temple, they fell face down on the ground and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying, “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!”

Our words can make or break us. Our words can heal us or make us sick. Jesus himself said, “The words you say will either acquit you or condemn you.”(Matt. 12:37). Our words can destroy us or make us full of life, joy and health. The words that we spoke yesterday made life what it is today. How are you doing today? Think back to what you spoke yesterday. Were the words that you spoke filled with faith? Were they upbeat and confident? Were they full of grace and thankfulness? Were they words conditioned by your time in the Word?

Watch the lives of people and you will see that their lives are the product of their words. Look at the children around you. Those children who grew up with faith filled words are faith filled children. Children are a product of words. Those who didn’t grow up with those words are probably not faith filled; however there certainly are exceptions but think of all the junk those kids had to work through before they became faith filled.

Mark 11:22–23 (NLT) — 22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. 23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.

Words of faith move mountains; they will also move you into a good attitude or a bad attitude.

Proverbs 12:18 (NLT) — 18 Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

You will have health when you speak health. It is implied in this verse that cutting remarks or negative words bring sickness. That sickness or that health can be physical, spiritual, mental and emotional.

Proverbs 18:21 (NLT) — 21 The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

What kind of consequences do you want to reap with your words?

Proverbs 21:23 (NET) — 23 The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles.

Words can get you into trouble or keep you from trouble, which will it be?

Romans 10:9–10 (NIV84) — 9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

Your words determine your eternal destiny because the mouth speaks of what is in the heart.

Your words are your confession. Your confession will not only determine the type of day you will have but your continual confession will determine the type of life you will have. Start out each day with the confession of the people in our above Chronicles verse: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” Then continue on with life giving words the rest of the day. Refuse to let any negative words pass over your lips, but if they do be quick to repent and renounce them.

Be Inspired Hilltop!