What are you going to speak?

BY REV. DORAL PULLEY

“The Lord has given me the tongue of the learned that I might speak a word in season to him that is weary (Isaiah 50:11).”

Words are spiritual. When we speak, we enter into the spiritual realm. The atmosphere is fertile ground, pregnant with possibilities. Our words are creative forces in that universe of possibilities. Our words are our servants bringing to pass and fulfilling whatever we speak. Be it a fatal speech or life-giving discourse, our words are like computers. They do only what we tell them to do.

We are the living Word. It is up to us to speak life. People have heard enough bad news they are waiting on us to speak the good news. “The earnest expectation of creation waits for manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19).”

Some are discouraged, and they are waiting for us to speak words of encouragement. Others may be experiencing a health challenges and they are waiting for us to speak healing. Many people are facing financial challenges and they are waiting for us to speak prosperity.

Despite negative appearances, we have the right to speak that which is positive. No matter how unfavorable the external conditions may seem, we have the privilege to speak that which is good.  Our ability to control our speech to the point that we are speaking only life is a direct reflection of our spiritual maturity level and our ability to navigate in the spiritual realm.

Every day we are given an awesome responsibility to use our mouths to create the world that we desire.  Every minute we have a choice as to what type of words we are going speak. Are we going to speak life as Jesus Christ did or are we going to be conformed to the world around us and speak death? The question is what are we going to speak? For more information about the power of our words, read James chapter 3.

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.

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