The Words We Say

The Words We Say

Proverbs 18:21 tells us that in the power of our tongue is both death and life. How can that be true? Do the words we say really make that big of a difference?

Our words can affect people more deeply than we sometimes think. They can cause great pain and harm, or they can bring healing and encouragement, all depending on what we choose to say. Ephesians 4:29 says to speak words that will build others up, not tear them down. How often do the words we speak follow those guidelines?

In a similar way, the words we choose to listen to and believe about ourselves have a great impact on our lives as well.  How often do we let the negative things that others say about and to us affect how we see ourselves – words that go directly against what God says about us, such as “You’re not good enough,”  “You’ll never measure up,” or “You don’t matter?” The devil loves it when we believe these lies. They tear us down, and make it difficult for us to experience the amazing, abundant life God has for us. Instead of listening to the negative words of others, begin to focus your attention on what God has to say about you – that you’re His cherished, treasured child, whom He loves dearly. Allow Him to build you up with words of His love and grace!

The words that we speak over ourselves impact our lives as well. God created this world with His words, and we are made in His image (Gen 1:27), so in a similar way, the words that we speak change and affect our own little world. In Mark 11:23, Jesus goes so far as to say that if anyone tells a mountain to be removed and cast into the sea, they will have what they say if they believe and do not doubt in their heart. God wants us to use this principle of believing, speaking, and seeing what we spoke come to pass to see His promises manifest in our lives. However, if we are constantly believing in and speaking a bunch of negative things, what do you think we are going to see come to pass in our lives instead?

Death and life truly are in the power of the tongue! Our words really do matter – what we say to others, whose words we choose to listen to, and what we speak over ourselves. Begin to listen to what God says about you, speak that over your life, and use your words to encourage others!

5 Posts To Check Out From Generation Arise

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Check out these posts from Generation Arise!

Craving something sweet? Make a fun fall treat bag for yourself or a friend, that will encourage you in your faith!

http://generationarise.com/fall-treat-bag/

Characters like werewolves and vampires seem to fill popular books and movies, especially around Halloween. Every wondered why?

http://generationarise.com/the-real-deal/

The darkness can sometimes seem scary, but have you ever been afraid of the light?

http://generationarise.com/are-you-afraid-of-the-light/

A hero came to save us, and defeated the enemy once and for all!

http://generationarise.com/the-enemy-is-defeated/

Have you ever head someone speak of the Holy Spirit – sometimes called the Holy Ghost – and wondered what they were talking about? Who is He? What does He do? How does He impact our lives today?

http://generationarise.com/the-holy-ghost/

New Website For Teens and Young Adults – Generation Arise!

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I recently launched a new website for teens and young adults!

The name of the website is Generation Arise (http://generationarise.com/). Generation Arise shares movies and music that will encourage young people in their faith, tackles real life questions, and most of all, shares the truth of God’s Word in a way that this generation can grasp!

The purpose of Generation Arise

The purpose of Generation Arise is to encourage the young people of this generation to arise and shine for God, to grow closer to Him, and to become who He created them to be. I wanted to start a site that was specifically geared towards young people because they are searching for truth, which can only be found in the Word of God, and the good news of the gospel contained within it. They long for something real, but in this modern culture, often end up looking in all the wrong places. My desire for Generation Arise is that it will point them towards the One who is The Truth (John 14:6).

The meaning behind Generation Arise

The website is called Generation Arise because it’s all about encouraging this generation to arise, and to shine forth the light of God. Isaiah 60:1 bids us to arise and shine, and this is what Generation Arise will spur on young people to do. Check out Generation Arise by clicking on the link below, and share it with the teens and young adults that you know!

http://generationarise.com/

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10 Scriptures To Remember Throughout The Week

10 Scriptures To Remember Throughout The WeekAs we go about our daily lives, it is important to take time to remind ourselves of what God has to say to us in His Word. Here are 10 scriptures to keep in mind as you go about your week:

  1. Romans 8:31 – If God is for you, who can be against you?
  2. Psalm 5:12 – God’s favor surrounds you as with a shield.
  3. James 1:5 – If you lack wisdom, ask it of your Heavenly Father, who will give it to you liberally, and without reproach.
  4. Deuteronomy 31:6 – God will never leave nor forsake you.
  5. Proverbs 16:3 – Whatever you do, commit it to the Lord. Then your plans will succeed.
  6. Philippians 4:13 – You can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you.
  7. Ephesians 3:20 – You have a Heavenly Father who is able to exceedingly, abundantly more than you are able to ask or think.
  8. Philippians 4:6 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, present your requests to God.
  9. Philippians 4:19 – God shall supply all your needs according to His riches and glory.
  10. Matthew 7:7 – Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door be opened to you.

What is a scripture that encourages you?

Linking this post up with Monday’s Musings at whatjoyismine.net, and Thriving Thursdays at servingjoyfully.com