Power of God’s word – Prayer for September 25. Praise the Lord everybody! As Christians we should well know the power of the spoken word, yet we wield it irresponsibly leaving in its wake all kinds of collateral damage.
Bible Verse for Today
“Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” (James 3:4-10)
Words have power!
Words have power! Power to uplift and power to tear down. In the body of Christ, it is not unusual to find gossip and back biting going on. Souls come in broken down with sin and abused by Satan only to be shunned and verbally slapped around by older “established” Christians who make new converts feel like they’re going through “hell week” at a college Fraternity.
We must stop using our mouths to destroy our brothers and sisters in Christ and stop chasing away new converts and sinners who are searching for deliverance.
We need to take out time to hear from God before we speak into another person’s life whenever possible. No emotional rushing to judgement, no quick saying of “doth sayeth the Lord” before we hear the Lord really say it.
So, let us be careful not to let any corrupt communication come out of our mouths except that which God has ordained for the chastisement and edification of His people. Let us encourage and not discourage with our conversation, both verbal and nonverbal. God bless you all.
Power of God’s Word Prayer for Today
Father God, help us put a Holy Ghost bridle on our tongues. Help us Lord to make all our speech edifying to the Body of Christ, and healing to the lost and the dying. Lord let us always filter our speech through your word. We know power of God’s Word. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.