Sent on March 1, 2017
Greetings to all,
In Mark 16:15 Jesus said to His disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
There are two components to Jesus’ command here. The first one is that we are to go. We will never get to the second part of this commission command if we do not obey the “go”.
What does it mean to go? Simply put, this means to go into you sphere of influence. This would start in your home then move to your workplace or school or any other group that you associate with.
Once you go, then what? You might say “I am not a preacher”. One of the meanings of the word preach is to “earnestly advocate a belief or course of action.” With this definition we realize there are other ways of getting a message out than what we generally refer to as preaching.
But whatever method we use, words are usually a key component. Words are extremely powerful; words can lift you to a state of joy or they can lead you to dark places. In Hebrews 4:12 we are told that the word of God is, among other things, powerful and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
It is easy for us to realize that God’s word is powerful but what about our words? Can your words make a difference in your life and the lives of others? When considering what words to use to spread the gospel our first thoughts should be towards the words we are speaking over our own lives.
Even if you do not vocalize them, have you allowed yourself to think thoughts like “I’m so stupid, I could never do that, this is just the way I am, I’ll never get ahead, I am depressed.” Maybe you have heard these words spoken over you to the point where they have become a stronghold, a way of thinking that has become a pattern.
I have heard one preacher say “thoughts that go unspoken die unborn”. This is true in regards to our words affecting others, but unspoken negative thinking can hold us in personal bondage. Negative thoughts must be dealt with positive words. You cannot always control what thoughts come into your mind, but you can control what words come out your mouth.
Just as God’s word is powerful, your words are powerful, especially when you speak them over your own life. Your words guide your thought life. Proverbs 18:21 tells us “life and death are in the power of the tongue.”
Begin today by speaking life-giving words over yourself. Begin by saying “I have the Spirit of God living on the inside of me. His Spirit gives me life. His Spirit releases joy in me. God’s Spirit in me is a comfort to me. I am never alone because God is with me and smiling on me. I have a great future, darkness is lifting off me now in Jesus Name.”
As you begin to speak words of life you are creating pathways for the Life of God to bless you in every area of life. You are blessed!
Love to all…
P.S. For some more help with making God’s words your words, read this insightful article: Change Your Words – Change Your Life