Bold and Easy

Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,

“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.

See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
Jeremiah 1:9-10

Do you want to leave a legacy? I'm sure the answer is yes. Well, I have the answer! And it's very simple.

Speak God's Word!

"...so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11

God's Word is powerful! It encourages, convicts of sin, shows the way of salvation, offers hope, declares good and evil, and gives life to the soul. It is sweeter than honey and brings joy to the heart.

Perhaps you, like Jeremiah, wonder what to say in difficult situations - perhaps during a conflict at home or when a friend is hurting. God promises that as we walk with Him and seek to honor Him in our relationships and communication, He will give us His words. Not only that, as the Matthew Henry commentary states, He will enable us to speak "bold and easy." We don't have to fear because the Author of Life will guide our words!

Don't know where to start? Here are three suggestions for beginning to leave a legacy of God's Word:

1) Memorize Scripture. This is absolutely the first thing because the more you have stored up in your heart, the more you can speak at a moment's notice. Try finding a verse that really encourages you and just write it out once a day on a sheet of paper and recite it out loud a few times a day for this coming week. Then pick a new verse next week.

2) Speak Scripture out loud in your home. As you're doing chores or cooking or applying your makeup, try just saying Scripture out loud. Perhaps you could try reading a Scripture passage out loud during your devotional time. This practice can obviously overlap with your Scripture memory, but as you memorize more and more verses, use them. When ungodly thoughts arise or you're tempted to respond to a situation with anger, speak the Word of God out loud to yourself and see what happens. Hint: What happens is always good because God keeps His promises!

3) Pray Scripture over your family and friends. When you are praying for people, search for a passage of Scripture that applies to their situation and incorporate that into your prayer. It does something both for them and for you because you are speaking God's words, which are infinitely more powerful than your own, and you are reminding yourself of truth in that situation.

Become a person who speaks God's words. That is a legacy. I am always moved and deeply touched when someone speaks the Word of God over and into my life. I encourage you to begin memorizing the Word, speaking it out loud, and praying it over your loved ones. Nothing else can leave such a legacy.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.

8 comments:

  1. It all has to start with the Word of God :)

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  2. Isn't it so powerful to speak scripture out loud! I feel like it just brings so much power when we do so

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  3. Love this post. Thank you so much for writing!

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  4. I love praying scripture over my family and friends. It reminds the heart of God that I am taking Him at His word

    @spreadingJOY
    Marie
    spreading-joy.org

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  5. what a powerful post. My husband and I actually do speak scripture to each other when we talk about what God thinks verses the world.

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  6. I love this! I need to start memorizing scripture more!

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  7. Knowing scripture really takes our relationship with God to the next level. What wonderful ideas to share that with others. That is what really matters!

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