A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it! It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. (James 3:4-5 -The Message)
The Lord has done so much for us, but it's our responsibility to keep ourselves in the blessing. Just as the Lord told the children of Israel in the wilderness, He's saying to you today, "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing" (Deuteronomy 30:19). Through your confession, you can choose what you want your life to be. Your mouth is the key that'll unlock the blessing in your life!
You can open the doors of life and blessing in your life with your mouth; and with the same mouth you can introduce death and curses as well. 1 Peter 3:10-11 says, "For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile" Through your tongue is small, it controls everything in your life; with it, you can chart your course unto a victorious life.
The Lord has given us the keys of the Kingdom of heaven, and that means we can use our mouths to unlock doors of blessings (Matthew 16:19). Therefore, you have to fill your heart with God's Word, "...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh"(Matthew 12:34).
Proverbs 15:4 says, "A wholesome tongue is a tree of life..." There's no situation that can't be changed and no wound in your body that can't be healed. You can cause a change by making your tongue your own tree of life by declaring God's Word over your life and situation.
The fact that you can walk out of misery, poverty, lack, depression, unhappiness and death, is simply exciting. You can walk out of anything that demeans you today. All you need is to get into the good life by using your tongue right and your life will change.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to chart the course of my life by my confession. As I fill my heart with your Word, let it come out of my lips with the power to cause the changes I desire, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities October 9, 2008
-Pastor Anita Oyakhilome,