Day 5: Words of Life: Pray that only life is spoken over you and your future husband, currently and in the future. Pray that you would commit to speaking life in every situation and area of your life. With God, there’s no hopeless situation, let’s always aim to be one’s that come into agreement with it by our words!
I love this scripture. “Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Proverbs 16:24) There are lots of scriptures in the Bible that talk about the tongue and that our words have so much life that it can literally be life or death. Before being saved I used to struggle with being negative, complaining, judgemental, gossip and mean all the time. You can tell I was just unhappy back then. What I’ve learned is that our voice and the words we use has so much power and position in our lives and other people’s lives. I’m growing with the help of the Holy Spirit to use uplifting, encouraging, and positive words of life wherever I go.
Father God, I thank you for giving me a voice of power that I can use to uplift, encourage and speak life over myself and others. I pray that my husband is doing the same with his words and that he speaks life and not death over himself and the people around him. Father God, I pray that my future husband and I only speak words of life to each other in our marriage and to our children. I pray that we both speak life around unbelievers so they can see Christ in us! Help us to cut down on foul and abusive language and just help us to honor you by the words we speak. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
Activation: Stand in front of the mirror and bless every part of your body you dislike/often complain or self-criticize. Thank God for that particular part of your body!
I actually stood in front of my mirror and thanked and blessed parts of my body that I often complain about and I felt a warmness of perfection of how God made me. I am healthy! I have all my limbs and I don’t struggle anywhere physically (except reaching for things in high places haha jk) and I thanked God for my ability to walk, run, write and just being me. I don’t look like an Instagram model, but I love my body and every imperfection. Thank you, Jesus!
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:5-6
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Proverbs 18:21
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:29-32