“Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be…” James 3:10
How do you use the power embedded in your tongue?
ARE YOU IN THE BUSINESS OF USING YOUR MOUTH FOR BLESSING DECLARATIONS?
Our mouth is the gateway for blessing or curses. It’s either you use it positively or negatively, how do you make use of the power God has placed in your tongue? The Scripture encourages us to use our words to bless people. “To bless” means to speak, declare, or to pronounce favor, and to speak good things. People in your life need to receive your blessing, especially your husband/wife and children. Parents must learn how to use their mouth to bless their children. What do you say to them especially when you are scolding them for their misdeeds. Are you giving your children the blessings of love, affection and encouragement? Are you speaking words that build them up and bless their future? This is painful to speak, but I must say it, ‘many parents are the reason for their children’s suffering today’. They destroy their future with parental mouth. Are you not aware that parents’ mouths are sealed with power?
You may not have received this approval from your own parents. Perhaps there wasn’t a lot of love in your home. Perhaps your dad or mum always talked down to you. Let us challenge you to be the one to break the stronghold over your family. Decide today that you are going to stop talking down on others. Choose instead to encourage others. Stop focusing on what others are doing wrong and start thanking them for what they are doing right. Begin right now to bless others’ futures. Your decision to be a positive influence will have a greater impact on your family than you could ever imagine. It will affect generations to come. Speak these blessings over your family, your children, and those whom you love and care for. If you will bless others, God will certainly bless your own life beyond what you ever hoped or dreamed. Only ‘God bless you’ is so powerful.
A Prayer for proper use of the Tongue Power
“God, I want to use my words to bless, encourage, and lift others up. Help me to start today, in my own home, to purposefully use what I say to bless my friends and family. Give me uplifting words to say and the discipline to keep negative criticisms to myself. In Jesus’ name – Amen”
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