TOPIC: Beware of Your Words
SCRIPTURE: Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: No matter how terrible the situation is, don’t make it as terrible as the devil wants it to look.
In our previous studies we established the connection between faith and sound, that is, the implication of the sound we hear on our faith. We saw that what you hear affects your faith. The right words build your faith while the wrong words destroy faith.
Now, if you are privileged to communicate or share your testimonies and experiences with people, beware of the spirit you inject into them through your words.
Sometime ago, a church invited me for a preaching engagement in another town, and an inexperienced protocol officer of the church told me what he was not supposed to tell me.
Now, this man was assigned to take me back to the hotel from the venue of the programme. While on our way, he began to tell me, “Sir, in this town, the robbers are terrible. The way they operate, it is like they don’t have human heart. Their mode of operation can break somebody’s heart.”
That was what he could tell a stranger like me who was new in town. He dropped me at the hotel and left. And later that night, there was a power outage and the hotel had no alternative power supply source. I was left in total darkness. And remember, someone just told me how terrible the town was in terms of crime. So, I had to use my faith to stay alert and ward off all the negative things he had told me.
Beloved, be careful the seed you sow into people’s heart. Be a messenger of good tidings. Be a child of consolation. Be a Barnabas. No matter how terrible the situation is, don’t make it as terrible as the devil wants it to look.
Remember this: No matter how terrible the situation is, don’t make it as terrible as the devil wants it to look.
Beware of what your words.
Be a messenger of good news.
PRAYER: Lord, I refuse to be a messenger of bad news. I receive the grace to bear and proclaim good news always, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: KEEPING YOUR FAITH ALIVE (PART 1)
QUOTE: If you really want to survive, you must watch your words. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Psalm 31-33
REFLECTION: What is the impact of your words on your hearers? Do you leave people better or worse than you met them? Do you bring hope to people or you take hope from them by your words? Do people look forward to your company or they avoid it? Do your words heal or hurt others?
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Grace to function as a child of consolation is released on you in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny 19 May 2021 Wednesday Daily Devotional Message. Seeds of Destiny Today was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors