Every Tuesday the owners of my company host a weekly company prayer in the office. Anyone is invited to participate and we use this time to pray for the company, employees and any other situation that may be presented to the group during that time. Last week there were a few pretty heavy prayer requests put before the group and after giving mine the VP of our company asked that I start the prayer off with my request. Normally I attend the prayers but do not vocally participate unless I’m lead by the Spirit. My first notion was to say I’d rather not, but instead quieted my own spirit and allowed His Spirit to flow. And He did just that, His sweet presence was felt all through the office and I had to contain myself and quickly remember that I was at work and not in the sanctuary fighting the urge to scream and cry like I really wanted to! lol Immediately following the prayer my VP pulled me aside and said that he wanted to give me a bit of encouragement. He said that he was led to ask me to open the prayer because he sensed something in me. He went on to say that as soon as I opened my mouth he felt the presence of the Holy Spirit and that he wanted me to remember that there is more power in my words than I think. Wow I was taken back by that and all I could say was thank you and to God be the glory!
Moral of the story today…Watch how you carry yourself and the words that you speak because you never know when you will be called upon to represent HIM! I would have never opened the prayer on my own free will and never would have thought the things that I say would have an impact. Maybe you feel the same way about yourself, doubting that anything you say matters. Guess what it does and we have to be careful what we say and how we say things about ourselves or others. As the scripture says life and death lies in the power of the tongue, so I urge you today to think before you speak. Before you allow any negativity or ill will towards yourself or others roll off of your tongue, consider if you are speaking life or death. Even in the worst of situations, you can still speak positively and life into the situation and ultimately turn your perspective about it around. If we are to be representatives of Christ through our lifestyles we need to do that in every aspect of the word. Go back to the golden rule, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” after all the same scripture goes on to say that you will bear consequences of your words.
So be wise, remain optimistic, speak life and watch your words…there is more power there than you think.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.- Proverbs 18:21
Peace & Blessings,