Hosea 14:2 (KJV)
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.
Words are powerful. Stick and stones may break your bones but words can break your spirit. With words, you can create and shape emotions. Right words can strengthen a weary man; hurtful words can break a man’s spirit. Many ladies have been led astray by cunningly devised deceitful words. In fact, the Bible tells us that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov 18:21), so we must pay attention to words.
There is the story of a young boy who was faced with a gigantic opposition. Yes, he did pick up five stones but that wasn’t all he took along. When threatened and derided by the giant opposition, David replied first with words and not stones. He had first said to Saul “the Lord who delivered me from the bear and lion will likewise deliver me out of the giant’s hand” he also went ahead to say to the Philistine, ‘the Lord will deliver you into my hand’.
We are soldiers, part of our armor is the sword of the spirit which is the word of God (Eph 6:17). Just as in Hebrews 13 verses 5c and 6a(NLT) it is written “for God has said, … So we can say with confidence”. Take words with you. God’s words; confidently spoken. Let this sword-word be on your lips.
Take words with you. Take it to work, take it to school, and take it up at home. Speak it witnessing, speak it praying, speak it declaring; SPEAK IT. Boldly, consistently, continually.
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