Tame My Tongue
Words are powerful. As we begin to think about today’s topic: tame my tongue, we are reminded of our humanity. We all fall short of God’s glory and have areas in our lives and language that need to be refined. Our words have the power to dictate many things in our lives. God spoke the world into existence! Words can re-present who we are through our conversations and shift the atmosphere. Proverbs 18:21 teaches us that when our words are unsubmitted to God, our words can breed death. In James chapter 3, we learn that we move in the direction we speak. This chapter also shows that no man alone can tame the tongue. When we accept Jesus into our hearts, the Holy Spirit lives within us, and we are sanctified. We all need the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to help us progress in our hearts so that our words reflect God’s love. Love, kindness, and self-control are fruits of the Spirit that empower us to walk in wisdom and discernment. As you continue to pray and fast on today’s topic, ask yourself, “is my speech edifying and bringing glory to God?” Imagine the impact you can have to re-present God for transformation in Christ by allowing the Holy Spirit to dictate your speech.
What is God speaking to you about taming your tongue?
What does it look like to invite the Holy Spirit into your language?
How can you re-present God to those around you through your speech?
Lord, I surrender my heart, mind, and mouth to you today. I repent for times when I fell short in how I spoke. I ask and receive your forgiveness and grace to turn away from my sin. I pray that you will increase my awareness of the power in my words. I pray for wisdom to steward my speech in a way that is pleasing to you. Holy Spirit, I need you. I pray that I speak life and encouragement today. I will declare words of love and kindness to encourage and edify myself and those around me. I love you. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.
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