Has God set a law of sowing and reaping
— not just in the natural world around us —
but also into our very spoken words?
When we buy a packet of zinnia seeds, for example, we expect to see beautiful golden blossoms eventually bloom in replica to the colorful picture portrayed there. In the same way, the thoughts we put into words from the moment we wake each morning and continue to reiterate throughout the day are bringing us a harvest of one kind or another.
The question is, are the well-meant words
we sow with our mouths
producing weeds and eaten by worms?
Or are we planting our speech in anticipation
of God’s overtaking blessing to our lives?
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Thanks for joining in on this Fall winnowing of our words!
— Day 12 —
If we are honest, so many of the ideas popping into our heads from the moment we awake and reiterate throughout the day, are self-defeating, working against our health, argghhh kinds of thoughts. Whispers slithering into our ears from the snake, and if we aren’t purposeful to pull these weeds before** speaking them out – they can take root in the soil of our hearts and harvest as self-fulfilling prophecy.
**Note: Already spoken them out? No worries, simply take that weedy root captive as soon as you recognize it, then refute with God’s Word of Life over it to bring forth harvest of FAITH.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart
brings forth good;
and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart
brings forth evil.
For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
~ Luke 6:45 [New King James Version
Let’s winnow out the chaff today with Psalm 91
and fill our mouths with abundance from the heart!
Chaff to Pull: Oh, what am I going to do about _________? I just know everything is going to fall apart… or I’m going to catch that cold… or something bad is going to happen today…
Harvest to Plant: I just spent the night in Shaddai’s shadow! Today, I sit down in the High God’s Presence! I say – God, you are my refuge! I trust in YOU and I am SAFE!
Chaff to Pull: O, what if _____________ happens at work, on the road, at the store, at the school, today? What if I step on some “land mine?” What if I fail? What if my car breaks down?
Harvest to Plant: Thank you Father, You rescue me from hidden traps today! You shield me from deadly hazards! You protect me in Your huge outstretched arms! You have given me the sword of Your Word, the Belt of Truth, the Shield of FAITH to fend off all harm, every flaming arrow!
Chaff to Pull: I’m afraid to ___________. I might get sick! What if I fall down!
Harvest to Plant: I will not be afraid – not of wild wolves of night, not flying arrows in the day, not of sickness or disease prowling around. The very High God is my very own home! He has ordered his angels to guard me wherever I go! If I stumble, they will catch me! It’s their job to keep me from falling!
Chaff to Pull: What am I going to do? I’ve been told that I have no chance to escape __________! I am sick and broken down! I just have to live with debilitation. [This may be true and real to the natural eye, still into the face of what the world calls impossible, we replace these statement thoughts with words of FAITH against them..]
Harvest to Plant: Though others succumb around me, I will emerge from this unscathed and covered in God’s care! Evil can’t get close to me! Harm can’t get through the door because Jesus is my door! I walk unharmed among lions and snakes! In His Name, I kick young lions and snakes from the path!
Chaff to Pull: I am already in the midst of this trial. I don’t see a way out. I’ve been praying, but God is not answering. Did God really say he conquered ________?
Harvest to Plant: God is greater than what things look like! Greater is Jesus in me! God has promised me – because I hold onto Him for dear life, He has rescued me from trouble! “If you get to know me and trust me,” He says, ” I give you the best of care. Call me and I answer, am at your side at all times, I rescue you and give you a long drink of salvation!”
© Pam Depoyan
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