Words Have Power

Hi HF Family and Friends,

How are we doing on our "seven-day challenge" regarding speaking only words that build up and release grace and blessing to others?

If you do not know about the above question, it is part of last Sunday’s worship service. You can access that service at the following link https://subspla.sh/xdbx8kw to get caught up. I highly encourage you to do so.

We addressed Ephesians 4:29, which says, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Paul’s instruction in the above verse is a command, which includes speaking ONLY that which edifies, is appropriate to the need of the moment, and releases grace. While this is to be a lifestyle, we were challenged to kick it off with a seven-day challenge to obey Ephesians 4:29.

The power and grace you can release in and on others through your words can be life-changing. This simple act of obedience can revolutionize your home, marriage, family, and other relationships.

The challenge included speaking words of life and blessing to others in your lives. A reminder that life and death are in the power of the tongue (Prov. 18:21) was timely. Remember that the mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life (Prov. 10:11).

We learned the previous week that the Enemy looks for places of jurisdiction in our lives from which He can operate. Words can provide such a jurisdiction both in the one who speaks, and the one spoke to if they are words that curse, as James says in chapter 3, or words of death, as described by King Solomon in Proverbs 18.

Be encouraged by the challenge! If the first part of this week was a bit choppy for you, a simple, heartfelt forgiveness transaction will set you straight and go at it again. It is worth it.

Suppose you have a continued struggle with your speech. In that case, it might be a heart issue (Luke 6:45). I encourage you to register for a freedom prayer time at the following link.
Be intentional and let blessing and life flow in the words of your life towards others!


Blessings to you!
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