Saturday, March 10, 2012

Did I say that????

Today I was reading something that made me stop and ask myself, "Just what am I saying?" 
Click here to read the post that started this random thought. Red Letter Believers

Now, I know that words are powerful, but sometimes I speak without thinking...okay, so I OFTEN speak without thinking. I usually try to say positive things, but to be honest, I have a knack for exaggeration that, while funny, is probably NOT what I want to say.

For example, I sometimes say my kids are "driving me crazy," or that my head is "killing me," or even "I'm so broke I can't even pay attention." 

Right after I started pondering all this, I came across this article by Kenneth Copeland and it really seemed to express what I was already thinking about.
"Listen, the world of the spirit doesn't operate on what you mean. It operates on what you say. Mark 11:23 tells us that "whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." 
Take note. That verse didn't say you shall have whatsoever you mean. It says you'll have what you say. It's what you say that counts. 
Now, I'm not suggesting you should be tied up in knots all the time worrying about what your next phrase might be. Just use the wisdom God has given you. Train your mouth to be obedient to His Word. Then, when you need it most, you'll find that Word dwelling richly in you." often have I forgotten that what I say counts? Maybe I need to do some adjusting.

"I hate my job." (I don't by the way, I just heard someone else say this recently!) Instead - thank you Lord for putting me here - show me what you want me to do here today.

"I hate my house/furniture/kitchen/bathroom." Thank you Lord for shelter - a place to call home.

"I hate my thighs/stomach/nose/whatever." Thank you Lord that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. You knit me together. None of this is by accident (and I'm going to take care of what YOU made for me by HAND!!!)

"I hate what is happening in our government." Thank you Lord that You turn the hearts of those in authority and use them to bring about YOUR purpose...even if to me it seems like to me that they are complete idiots.

"I hate what is happening in my life right now." Thank you Lord that you work ALL things for my good and Your glory.

"I can't handle this." Thank you Lord that "No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God."
~ Romans 8:39, NLT

Psalms 19:14 " May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer."

I would wash my mouth out with soap if I thought that would help....but instead I think today I'll spend a little (make that a lot!) of time praising God and thanking Him for my life....starting now. Thank you Lord for those you send to read my random thoughts...may they be blessed today.

For just a partial list of some of what GOD says about things, click here:
 God's promises for every situation


David Rupert said...

Honored you would link up. And of course you added to the conversation with your own insight on hating certain things that arenot ours to despise

Kathryn said...

This is SO true! I was truly glad to read this the other day. I am constantly reminding myself that the power of life and death is in the tongue. So glad you shared this and now I am going to share the link to it on facebook and twitter - MANY need to be reminded just like I needed it :)