Speak Life and Live!

Words are powerful. They can be used to fuel peace or war; comfort or pain; joy or sadness. How do you use your words?

Speak Life & Live

Here are a few verses to encourage you to speak life and live.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors feeds on violence.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

“If you love me, you will show me.” How many times have you heard or said this? I have an expression: Love has legs and it walks.

Is your love sitting down? Are you holding back? Is your love resting on words and not on actions and truth?

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Choose to Prove Your Love

Love is an action and a choice. What we do to show someone we love them says more than the words that come out of our mouths. If our actions and words do not line up, it’s time to do a heart check. Perhaps there’s some lingering unforgiveness, insecurities, apathy, or lack of humility.

Did you know that even Jesus wants us to prove our love to Him? It’s not good enough for us to simply say we love the Lord; we must show we love Him. This is done through obeying His Word.

John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Even in our relationships with family and friends, our actions carry more weight than what we say. Our actions offer credibility. We have something a little more concrete at our disposal. Actions matter more in defining a person’s character and establishing his/her reputation.

Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

There is a connection between what we say and what we do. Our thoughts and intentions influence our words. Our words influence our actions. But somewhere on the journey between words and actions, we have a choice to block what we say from becoming deeds or not—positive or negative.

Bravo when we block those things that are negative and unfruitful. But let’s allow positive, life-giving words to manifest into actions that the whole world can see.

Truth Matters

Wait! There’s more. There’s the matter of truth. Yes, people can fake it and go through empty rituals, or just go through the motions. In whatever you do to SHOW or PROVE your love, let it be true. If it isn’t, rest assured others will eventually be able to tell. When it comes to God, nothing is hidden from Him. He knows if we’re being real or not. So, please…no masks. Authenticity to the fullest.

How to Stay in God’s Love

John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

As long as we continue to obey the Lord, we remain in His love. Isn’t that a beautiful thought?

Actions Speak Louder Than Words