THE TONGUE HAS THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH
AND THOSE WHO LOVE IT WILL EAT ITS FRUIT
I was reading thise verse yesterday morning and my eyes couldn’t seem to move forward down the page and kept their gaze right smack dab on the words “power of life”. My tongue, your tongue, has the ability to create life or death.
Life or death.
That’s a big deal. I am thinking about all the things I can say in a day. The fact that we can create life with our words is incredibly exciting. But the fact that we can bring death through our tongues makes me cringe. Because I’m afraid that more times than I would like to admit in a day, I can be speaking something that I have no business speaking.
So…… TODAY I want to charge us. For just today I want us to PAUSE before we speak, before we share a thought. It is life giving? Are you blessing your friends, your coworkers, your family by the words you speak?
I’m curious to know how hard this is going to be for myself but am totally inspired by this verse. I’m going to place it on the front of my computer screen so that I’m constantly reminded of it. I want to focus on the positive side of this verse and how much life I can bring to myself and those around me just by speaking truth and love!
I want to hear how your day goes and see if there were moments that were challenging for you or if you were quite surprised by how God can use you to bring hope and life to situations today!
It’s going to be fun! Let’s do it! I’ll let you know how my day goes and you do the same =)