Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21 : 23
LISTEN: Watch your tongue before it puts you into trouble. Your tongue can protect or destroy you: it can cause death and also enhance life. God originally designed our tongue to be a life-giving organ, and not a life threatening instrument to mankind. Therefore, until you guard your tongue and put it to a wise use you will expose yourself to danger and disaster. Beloved, be wise! Know when to talk and when to keep silent. Know what to talk and what not to talk. Besides, learn to live by self-control, and not by your impulses. Do not be control by your negative feelings but by proven principles from the word of God. Say the right thing, and right things will happen to you. (Mathew 12 : 37). Avoid careless talks, because it will result in a careless end. Keep your tongue from evil and you will live; open it wide in talking evil and you will endanger your life.
Beloved, learn to be wise with your words. Do not use your tongue recklessly; because those who have loosed mouths are not safe, but are vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks. Our verse of the day says, ” Whoso keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.” (Proverbs 21 : 23). It pays to watch one’s tongue and mouth. Sadly, too many people talk carelessly to their own destruction. They say things they cannot defend about others; things that are too high for them. They do not know when to talk and when to keep silent. Beloved, if you cannot manage your words you cannot manage your life. If you are still struggling with the control of your tongue, then, you are breeding on dangerous waters. Keep your mouth and you will live; let it loose and you will be doomed. (Proverbs 18 : 21). The choice is yours!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to guard your mouth at all times against evil talks.
2. No matter the urge to talk, determine to limit your words to good words.
3. Study every situation and know when to speak and when to be silent.
4. Learn to grow your ability to be self-controlled in all circumstances.
Daily Prayer: Everlasting Father, I thank you for your love for me. Give me a heart of understanding to know what to say in every given situation. May I not speak reckless words to my own harm, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, determine to restrain your words to keep yourself from troubles; and always watch what you say, because there could be some traps set for you.
Daily Reflection: The wise live by self-control not by their impulses. They are not controlled by their negative feelings but by proven principles from the word of God.
Daily Quote: Watch your mouth and you will live; let it loose and you will be doomed. Beware!
Today In History: January 7, 1934 Six thousand pastors in Berlin defy the Nazis insisting that they will not be silenced.
SAY THIS: Today, I confess with my mouth, that I am aware that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Therefore, I will use my tongue wisely and gracefully, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to your life, may God give you a heart of understanding and wisdom to live wisely with your tongue, in Jesus’ name.
A STUNNING FACT: Did you know that all insects have 6 legs?