365 Days of Healing
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"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" (Prov. 18:21).

Sometimes Christians take God's sovereignty a little too far. They think they're supposed to walk through life just "rolling with the punches," taking whatever comes. I did that for years. But I got punched most of the time and spent the rest of my time rolling!

No, we make the choice in life whether we walk in blessing or cursing. We're not puppets. God doesn't arbitrarily decide who gets His blessings and who doesn't. We aren't supposed to just walk around wondering what God has for us on this earth. God has already told us what He has for us. It's all written in the pages of the Bible.

Then He gives us the choice to either accept or reject His blessings. Deuteronomy 30:19 says, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." The choice is ours.

But how do we choose between death or life, blessing or cursing? Proverbs 18:21 tells us: "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." We make the choice between death or life by what we say.

Now, I didn't say that—God did! Our tongues point us in one direction or the other. They're like the rudders on ships. The direction we turn them is the direction our bodies, our lives and our very natures will go. That's why it's so important that we choose words of life!

My future is affected by the words I speak today. Therefore, I choose to speak God's Word over my life, my circumstances and my body. I speak words of life in every situation, and a blessed, healthy future is the result!

Source: 365 Days of Healing by Mark Brazee
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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