Many things are happening in the world right now: Ukraine and Russia are at war, and the pandemic is still affecting us. Things seem hopeless. However, for the people of God, we have hope. Because we accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, we know we will live forever with God.
A quote one of my team leaders used for black history month by Coretta Scott King stood out to me: “It doesn’t matter how strong your opinions are. If you don’t use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.” That phrase has resonated with me and made me search within myself. We as believers can complain about what is happening in the world, but if we won’t be the light or do something about it, we are part of the problem. We are made in the image and likeness of God, and He spoke the world into existence. So we as believers can start speaking what God says to transform situations and things around us.
If we have bad fruit in most cases, we must ask ourselves, what are we saying? I also learned that when we speak God’s word, we should speak by faith. Not out of desperation, because faith and action produce fruit.
Proverbs 18:20 NIV: From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips, they are satisfied.
We must hear, meditate, and read the word of God so it can get into our hearts. Luke 6:45 NIV: A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Genesis 1:28 King James Version says: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
One way to be fruitful is what we say out of our mouths. We are the seed of Abraham. We call things that be not as though they were. It is easy when you are tried with challenge after challenge to think and speak negatively. A song says, “You say it best when you say nothing at all.” Sometimes to keep from speaking negatively, it is best to be quiet and go to God about it. Check out the blogs (click title to open links) “Put your Mouth to Rest During A Test” and “When Going Through Hell Say All Is Well”
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Prayer: Lord, thank you for your word, which is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword and can transform any situation. God, I repent for speaking against the word of God and letting challenges get the best of me. I hear, meditate, read and speak your word daily to bring light to dark situations. God, you are a present help in trouble, and that present help is your word. The word is God, and it all started in the beginning. I see God through His word in every aspect of my life. I am fruitful; I multiply, replenish, and subdue the earth and take dominion with my words. I speak and bear good fruit. I give you the praise for it in Jesus’ name!