The Leverage Daily Devotional 31-12-18
Make the most of your Tongue
Proverbs 18:21. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
“For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! ”
Our opening Scripture reveals that death and life are in the power of the tongue; therefore the tongue is a vessel of expression of life or death, depending on the kind of words we speak. It is also worthy of note that the power of the tongue is the words it speaks. You don’t know how powerful a tongue is until it begins to coin and speak forth words. Your words reflect the power of your tongue. James 3:5 says, “Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” Though the tongue is little in the body, yet it is so powerful. It can determine the outcome of your life and set the course that you will follow. It is mastery of the tongue that makes mastery of life. If you can’t master your tongue, you can’t mastery your life. This is the reason you must do everything possible to master your tongue. The Word tells us that a man who has mastery of his tongue is a perfect man and he is able to bridle his whole body (James 3:2); therefore, the tongue is a bridle of the body. You can regulate your emotions or feelings with your words. What you say determines how you fare. Don’t give up the handle of your life to circumstances surrounding you. Don’t let people around you have it, either. Take your life in your mouth, and direct or steer it in the direction of God’s purpose for your life.
On the day of Pentecost, the disciples at the upper room were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4). It is worthy of note that the first part of their body the Holy Spirit overwhelmed and seized was their tongue, which means that was the most important part, owing to the fact that the control of the tongue is the control of the whole body or life. By the Spirit of God, you can tame the tongue. As you stay filled with the Spirit daily, worshipping, praying, meditating on the Word, and as you speak in other tongues, you are refreshed and strengthened to speak life and not death. You can cross over into the New Year by speaking words of grace, favour, prosperity, health, victory, etc. You are sowing seeds of prosperity into your future as you speak words consistent with what God has spoken concerning you. Refuse to let the enemy cause you to offend with your tongue. Be faithful to always say what you desire to see, and it will leap into being for you. This is how to make the most of your tongue.
My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of Jesus, I yield my tongue to the influence of God’s Spirit by praying in other tongues, singing and worshipping God today and always. I speak life, health, help and prosperity; and that is what I have. Amen.