“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
As I typed out this title, conviction set in. This is a topic that God has been whispering to me for at least a week now. My mother-in-law sent me a video to watch last week and the same topic came up about halfway through! Not only is God convicting me in this area, He wants me to share about it as well!
My flesh naturally leans toward the negative and I tend to be critical. When I allow my flesh to take the reigns I become grumpy, ungrateful, and not very nice. My thoughts grow consumed with constant negativity and my spirit grows heavy and hard. Then selfishness settles itself in and, in my view, nothing can go right and everything is just awful. It grieves me as I confess my natural tendencies. I hate this about myself. And then the Spirit whispers to me, “You have so much to be thankful for!” Yes, I absolutely do.
And just as quickly as I can slip into a dark place, my spirit is lifted and Jesus speaks life over me. He reminds me whose I am and what He has given me! Tears well up as I let that sink in. A sigh let’s out and I can breathe again. The heaviness lifts off of my chest and I can see. I can see Him all around me. I can see Him as I go about my day. I can see Him in my kids and my husband. I can see all He has given me and joy overwhelms my soul.
Thank you Jesus for giving me what I need. You are faithful and kind to me. Help me to be a woman after your heart. Give me a deep yearning for your word and the desire to speak life over myself and others.
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Here is the link for the video that was sent to me: