These two verses in Proverbs are very important in my life, and should be thus in the life of every believer.
They tell us that the direction of our life goes in the direction of our thoughts and our words.
We are what we think and we are what we say.
Now, you may be thinking but that this is New Age, mind over matter, nonsense.
But that is not the case; the truth is that this is a Biblical law!
So with this truth under our belts we really should be operating in this law, we should be thinking better and speaking out in a more positive manner.
I realise that you can take this truth in one of two ways; you can let it condemn you and have you thinking “so it is all my fault then” or you can let it be a positive message where you are thinking “so I can change my life for the better then”.
Let me remind you that condemnation comes from the enemy so I would suggest that you should let this truth put you in a more positive frame of mind.
Think in a more positive manner and speak out more positive words over your life, I can testify that this works.
I am working on a declaration of appropriation at the moment for when I finish secular work and move into a life of ministry; this is just a posh name for writing down some good scriptures to speak out over my life on a daily basis.
In this declaration I will speak out that I am blessed by the work of my hands, that I will live in abundance and that I will have plenty of ministry to do; thinking this way and speaking this out will make the ministry a success.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can alter my life by the way I think and by what I say; thank you that this is what You have set in place”.
Proverbs 23 v 7…..For as he thinketh in his hearts so is he…..
Proverbs 18 v 21…..Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof