SPOKEN WORDS IN ACTION - PART 1
MONDAY 09 OCTOBER 2023
I am introducing a new topic which appears to be open to the idea of being conscious of the words we entertain in our lives, because it is the defining element of our existence, although I have noticed that some people oppose the idea that words control existence, but they do so erroneously. However, by choosing how we respond to matters that pertain to life - with words, we ultimately become the masters of our destiny, and through the right and prophetic words, we can see the future God has designed for us - come to pass - in our various world.
Reference: Hebrews 11:20 New International Version (NIV) "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future."
Beloved, by faith, Isaac spoke blessings upon his sons, Jacob and Esau - concerning their future, which denotes realities yet to come or manifest. This means that those spoken words of blessing were extraordinary words that propelled them into their future. Did you know that the words of a truly born again Christian are not ordinary? It will always set anything spoken about in motion, such that it comes to materialization.
When we're smart to observe and filter the words we accept or embrace in the "now", we see the manifestation of our glorious future more clearly and realistically. But when we're entangled in negative words and its associated "adverse" influences, we lose our ability to visualise our future in a wise and discerning manner. Don't ever jump at the chance to enrol in the drama and aura of negative words, no matter who is speaking or declarating it in your hearing. If we are readily able to quench negatives words - in a clear and sure manner, we can avoid the consequences of experiencing the distorted or unfavourable outcome, with all assurance.
Parents should not speak undignified words to their children, because children are open-minded and easily convinced and influenced. Inform your children about the importance of spoken words - at length. To show them what that means, you might tell them in words, to this effect, "If at any time, you do not understand the meaning of my words, please ask me properly, and I'll be glad to explain them to you." Furthermore, do not provoke them with angry words or speak harshly over their lives, when you are upset. Treat them with caution when it comes to spoken words.
Ephesians 6:4 (NLT) says, "Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord." Even if such a thing has taken place by mistake, aim to correct it with wisdom, and I suggest you address them in this manner: "If you're upset at me, I will listen to what you have to say. We will both make our best effort to speak to each other in a loving and understanding manner. That way we have the best chance of figuring out how things went wrong, and then, we arrive at a joyous outcome."
Another Scripture says, "Fathers: don't infuriate your children, so their hearts won't harbor resentment and become discouraged" (Colossians 3:21 VOICE).
We can avoid embittering our children, especially by practising the act of speaking the right words, and upholding a tradition of cheering up and encouraging them (through our actions or deeds), to become excellent in all their endeavours, thereby empowering them to experience the best God has planned for them. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward (Psalm 27:3 ESV). Stay tuned for part 2. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Matthew 12:37; Romans 15:4; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Romans 18:24-25.
Guided Prayer: Glorious things are spoken of me and my household, and I sustain the realities in my world with the right mindset. Hallelujah!