by Latricia C. Bailey
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Colossians 4:6 (NIV)
People often say it’s not only what you say that matters, but how you say something. That old adage about, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a lie. Words help, words heal, and words can hurt too. If you don’t believe me, then believe the Word of God. We will all face His judgment in order to leave this life and enter into Heaven. It will hurt more than you can imagine if the Lord says, “Depart from Me, I never knew you!” These words won’t just hurt, but they will determine your final fate in eternity. Continue reading
Re-posted to remind us that speaking God’s Word over our lives is vital today.
by Shemeka S. Barrett
Confessing or speaking words based on the Word of God out loud is a necessary and powerful part of our Christian walk. According to Webster’s dictionary, to confess means to acknowledge or admit belief or faith in. In Genesis, when God spoke, things began to happen/change for the better. Accordingly, when we speak his Word, things begin to happen/change for the better. So let’s start confessing!
I am kept by the power of God.♥
I am purifying my soul by obeying the truth. Continue reading
This is an excerpt from the upcoming book, Successful Growth, Successful You by Sharman J. Monroe:
Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].
1 Corinthians 12:27 (AMP)
God purposely did not make any two people exactly the same. Although some people may have things in common (physical attributes, interests, behavior, likes and dislikes), they are not exactly the same. Identical twins are not exactly alike. God made you in His image and likeness, and gave you the skills and talents He wanted you to use to glorify Him (Genesis 1:27). It says in His Word:
All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.
1 Corinthians 12:11 (AMP)
God knew exactly what He was doing when He made you the way you are; He didn’t make any mistakes (Psalm 139:13-18). Continue reading