Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
I don’t know about you,but sometimes I just need a good cry and to wallow in my own self pity. Last night, I was full of it. I was upset about Witten and determined that of course I caused his autism. I was nervous about an interview I have today, I was mad about something that happened when the girls were at their dad’s.
I slumped into my bedroom floor crying and feeling sorry for myself. Of course, my husband came in the room. He quoted the Scripture above. He was right, even though I didn’t want to admit it.
How often do we tear ourselves down with things that aren’t even true? How often do we let the devil tell us lies about ourselves? For me, more me than I want to admit. But God tells us something different. God tells us truth and tells us to speak truth. Proverbs 12:17 says, “He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit.”
So many times we see verses like the one above and only think it applies to others, but we have to know who we are in Christ and speak those truths over our lives.
In Mark 3:35, Jesus says, “For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
1 Corinthians 2:16 says, “For ‘who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.”
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
These verses only touch the tip of who we are in Christ. I encourage you today to search the Scripture to know who you are in Christ. I encourage you to speak those over your life. I choose to speak life today.