RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY, 11TH JANUARY.
THEME: TALK DIFFERENTLY.
SCRIPTURE: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that
love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21).
know that your talk is your future? Every human person is the character
of his or her words. Who you are today, what you’ve become, is the
result of your words. That’s the reason you must mind your language and
train yourself to talk right. People learn their language, especially
unwholesome communication, from the world around them. Someone who
consistently says about his job, “This job is killing me,” probably
picked it up from other colleagues or friends at work. They may think
it’s fashionable to talk that way, but what they don’t realize is that
death and life are in the power of the tongue.
As a Christian,
you must talk differently. Never speak death. Speak life always. Learn
and speak the language of the Word. The one who keeps saying, “This job
is killing me,” will probably end up crippled with a stroke or other
ailment at sixty or sixty-five, his condition being the result of his
negative confessions through the years, having taken their toll.
use the vain and base language of men; like the fellow who always says,
“I’m afraid!” “I’m afraid it’s going to rain!” “I’m afraid I may not be
able to make it to your house!” Do you have to be afraid it’s going to
rain? When you talk like that, fear rises up like a giant and keeps you
in bondage. Don’t say, “My stomach pain has returned”; it’s not your
stomach pain! Stomach pain isn’t from God, so don’t make it your
possession. The only things we speak are those things given to us by
God, in the language that God has given us. “Now we have received, not
the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might
know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we
speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy
Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1
Jesus said, “For I have not spoken of
myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I
should say, and what I should speak” (John 12:49). When Jesus said, “I
have not spoken of myself,” He meant He wasn’t speaking for Himself. In
other words, He didn’t originate the things He spoke. Everything He said
came from the Father.
In Christianity, we don’t speak of ourselves or from ourselves; we speak the Word; words of the Kingdom. Glory to God!
heavenly Father, I thank you for the vocabulary of the Kingdom
delivered to me. Just like Jesus, I don’t speak of myself or from
myself; I only speak your Word. I’m more than a conqueror. All things
work together for my good! Greater is He that’s in me, than he that’s in
the world. I’m a blessing to my world. Hallelujah.
12:49-50 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me,
he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I
speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
11:23-24 For verily I say unto you, 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. 24 Therefore I
say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that
ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 8:28-9:17, Genesis 27-28
2-Year Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 5:21-30, Genesis 11