We have a Choice to speak life

Deuteronomy 30:15 (NLT)“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.

Deuteronomy 30:19 “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!

Our words affect us and everyone around us. God hopes we will choose to Speak LIFE into all of our circumstances.

Ephesians 4:29 (MSG)Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.

Ephesians 4:29 (AMP)Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God’s favour) to those who hear it.

How do we do “Speak Life” you ask?

We use our mouth. Did you know the mouth is mention 367 time in the Amplified Bible and Tongue is mention 150 in the New Kings James Bible. I suggest you do a month or two bible study on the the word mouth.

Proverbs 18:21 (AMP)Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].

Deuteronomy 30:14 (AMP) But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your mind and in your heart, so that you can do it.

Deuteronomy 32:1 (AMP)Give ear, O heavens, and I [Moses] will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

Psalm 19:14 (AMP)Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 49:3 (AMP)My mouth shall speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

Psalm 78:1 (AMP)Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 50:19 (AMP)You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.

Proverbs 10:11 (AMP)The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

Proverbs 13:3 (AMP)He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 16:23 (AMP)The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips.

How do we change what we say?

Proverbs 13:3 (AMP)He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 16:23 (AMP)The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips.

It say we are to instruct our mouth. So say aloud “I guard my mouth and my mind is wise and instructs my mouth and I add learning and persuasiveness to my lips.”

This is the video that inspire this post.

Speak Life by Tobymac

Songwriters: MOORE, JAMES L. / MCKEEHAN, TOBY / STEVENSON, RYAN DALE

Somedays life feels perfect
Other days it just ain’t workin
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between

It’s crazy, amazing
We can turn our hearts with the words we say
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak Life, speak Life
Through the deadest darkest night
Speak Life, Speak Life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, You speak Life

Someday the tongue gets twisted
Other days my thoughts just fall apart
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep

Well it crazy to imagine
Words from our lips as the arms of compassion
Mountains crumble with every syllable
Hope can live or die

So speak Life, speak Life
Through the deadest darkest night
Speak Life, Speak Life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, You speak Life

Lift your head a little higher
Spread the love like fire
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say

Raise your thoughts a little higher
Use your words to inspire
Trouble falls like rain
When you speak life with the things you say

Lift your head a little higher
Spread the love like fire
Hope will fall like rain
When you speak life with the words you say

So speak Life, speak Life
Through the deadest darkest night
Speak Life, Speak Life
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, You speak Life
You speak Life, You speak Life

Somedays life feels perfect

Speak Life lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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I am a Girl who loves working with colour, texture and light. And one of my favorite quotes is "If you think you're too small to make a difference you obviously have never been in bed with a mosquito" Michelle Walker

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