Friends, what I’m planning to talk about in these next few weeks will forever change your life, your family, your finances, how you feel, etc, etc…. I’m going to talk about self-talk, speaking to your spirit, how we hang ourselves by our words, how to speak life over yourself and over each other, and much more.
The devil is liar and he may plant a thought in our minds but we don’t have to speak it out in agreement. Words are seeds and grow into either good or bad. Since the beginning the serpent has challenged what God says is true: Did God really say? YES God said it, and we should be repeating what God says about us every day. The fact is God’s Word coming out of your mouth is just as powerful as God’s Word coming out of his mouth.
You can chart an entirely different course for your life simply by changing what you say. Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” James 3 says the tongue is like a rudder on a large ship able to, despite strong winds, turn your life around. Each week we will talk about the tongue and cover a variety of topics from sins of speech like gossip, slander, course joking, exaggerating, complaining to positive confessions, speaking in tongues, and the spirituality of shutting up (radio silence!).
One of the most powerful weapons we have is our confession and so I will be teaching how to write and speak out a daily confession for your life and family. On the back of the weekend bulletin we have printed a daily confession we have prepared for our church and we will be handing out laminated cards with that daily confession printed on them so we can declare it daily for ninety days starting this Sunday. The tongue is number two on a list of the most mentioned body parts in the Bible. The heart is number one. But even there, “out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34)
Imagine how your life and our church will be different in ninety days if we daily and boldly speak out what God wills for us!!