Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Super Powers

Recently I had the privilege and opportunity to speak at a meeting for a group of moms with preschoolers. 

I was given the topic of  Words and soon I became very convicted. The Bible says in Proverbs that the power of life and death is in our tongues. I quickly realized how I had been abusing this power.

We all know how untrue the old adage about “sticks and stones” is, just as we also know too well how we have had our day made or ruined by the thoughtful or careless words of someone else.

The Bible also says that our words are the overflow of our hearts. In other words, what flows from our mouth is a direct product of what is in our heart.

Even if we are Christians and know that we’ve given our hearts to Christ, our tongues can still get us into trouble and we find ourselves wounding the ones we love the most, want the best for and never want to harm.

Often it is the little people we live with that tend to highlight our verbal shortcomings as they mimic, repeat and copy our mannerisms, phrases and , uhm…  catchphrases . . . 

In the New Testament, James tells us that only the perfect man can control his tongue, that it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. So, since none of us is perfect , what hope do we have? 

As Christians we don't have to do it alone. The Holy Spirit within us gives us exactly what we need to do whatever it is God calls us to, including taming our tongue.

Being a minster's wife is hard. Saying the right thing at the right time is hard. Not saying the wrong thing at any given time is nearly impossible. But through Him, we can do all things . . . That's in the Bible too.

Because the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit is within me, I have access to THE greatest power we could ever ask for to do whatever it is that God asks to - including biting our tongue when necessary too. 

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