30 Days of Speaking Life

“Life and death are in the power of the tongue…” Proverbs 18:21

Have you noticed how quickly you can become deflated or discouraged when you hear something negative come out of your own mouth or someone else’s? Most of us even have deep beliefs about ourselves that may stem from words we heard many years ago.

And have you also noticed that when a kind word is spoken to you that your entire day can be made brighter?

Most of us have found the power of the truth of Proverbs 18:21 but we don’t always live it. Sometimes the negative, critical cycles in our own minds keep us from living our best lives.

Learning to THINK about whatever things are true, noble, lovely and right (Philippians 4:8) is HUGE. And then, let’s not stop with what we meditate on, let’s also SPEAK words of life and truth and love.

Join me beginning September 1st as we spend 30 days SPEAKING LIFE and TRUTH over our own lives and over the lives of our family members. Each day we will have one truth or Scriptural affirmation to read, pray, meditate on and SPEAK.

I encourage you to read these verses and pray through them.

For Example

Day 1 states, “I am loved.” from Romans 5:8.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.

So, my prayer might look like this:

“God, thank You for demonstrating Your love for me by sending Jesus even while I was a sinner, to die for me. Thank you that You love me unconditionally. Remind me that I am loved when I feel unloved by others.

Also, remind my child that she is loved. Remind each of my children that nothing can separate them from Your love. Amen.”

What to Expect

1 email every weekday in September with a new verse to pray. These will be short emails with a verse and graphic that you are welcome to share! (There are verses for everyday of the month, but I will only send emails on the week days. SUBSCRIBE to receive these emails every morning in your inbox. (If you already are a subscriber to my blog you will automatically receive these.)

I will also be posting on Instastories with the daily verse. Follow me there. 

You can also see the daily verses on my facebook page! Follow my blog page there. 

Printable PDF of verses

30 Days of Speaking Life PDF

My Weakness is a Portal…

Do you have a weakness you grow weary of? Have you been humbled recently and hate it? Have you pleaded with the Lord (maybe more than 3 times) to remove something from your life??? Do you begrudge your insufficiencies instead of focusing on His sufficiency?

Y’all. Read one of my very favorite passages from the Passion Translation.

“My weakness becomes a PORTAL TO GOD’S POWER!!!”

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to relieve me of this. But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. So I’m not defeated by my weakness, but delighted! For when I feel my weakness and endure mistreatment—when I’m surrounded with troubles on every side and face persecution because of my love for Christ—I am made yet stronger. For my weakness becomes a portal to God’s power.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:8-10‬ ‭

Today let’s rest in HIS strength and HIS grace and not our own lack!

Jesus, Bring the Rain

After a week of rain the blue skies in East Tennessee were amazing this weekend.

Rain can be gloomy and storms can destroy. But rain makes things grow. Rain nourishes. Rain strengthens. Rain brings new life. Rain brings rainbows and reminders of God’s promises.

What if we began to see the rainy situations in life the same way?

The difficult relationship? The hard work situation? The physical ailment? The prodigal child?

What if we saw those rainy situations as God’s means for growth and bringing new life? We need the rainy situations in life just like the flowers need the rain. What if we changed our perspective and learned to be thankful?

“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:25

What is your foundation built upon?

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Two Rain Songs Ministering to My Heart

Bring the Rain by Mercy Me

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I’ve gone through

The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind

To turn my back on You, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times

So I pray
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory

And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain

So I pray
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings you glory

And I know there’ll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

And I forever sing
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

Everybody sing it
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

You are holy, You are holy
Lord, You are holy
Is the Lord our God
Is the Lord our God Almighty, yeah, yeah, yeah

Everybody sing it
Holy, You are holy
Oh, holy, holy, holy, yeah, yeah, yeah
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Is the Lord God Almighty

There is a  Cloud by Bethel Music

Hear the Word, roaring as thunder
With a new, future to tell
For the dry, season is over
There is a cloud, beginning to swellTo the skies, heavy with blessing
Lift your eyes, offer your heart
Jesus Christ, opened the Heavens
Now we receive, the Spirit of GodWe receive Your rain
We receive Your rainEvery seed, buried in sorrow
You will call, forth in its time
You are Lord, Lord of the harvest
Calling our hope, now to ariseWe receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rainLike a flood; like a flood
We receive Your love
When You comeLike a flood; like a flood
We receive Your love
When You come

Like a flood; like a flood
We receive Your love
When You come

Like a flood; like a flood
We receive Your love!

And with great, anticipation
We await, the Promise to come
Everything, that You have spoken
Will come to pass, let it be done!

We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain

Ohh-ohh-ohhh, ohh-ohhh, ohh-ohhh
Ohh-ohh-ohhh, ohh-ohhh, ohh-ohhh…

Fill the empty places…

If you’re feeling empty, defeated and unwanted, praise. If you’re grieving a loss too heavy to bear, praise. If you’re struggling with your calling and wonder where your place is, praise. If the lies of the enemy keep telling you you’re a failure, praise.

Fill up those empty places with praise. Speak His Name aloud. Name His attributes. The enemy flees in His presence. The praise gives you upward focus. When we turn our eyes to Him He gives us peace.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

“Fill up the empty place with praise.” – Frances Roberts from Come Away My Beloved, my new favorite devotional.

What declarations are you making?

“It is good…to DECLARE Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night…” Psalm 92:2.

What if woke with declarations of the goodness of God and went to bed recounting His faithful deeds?

“Life and death are in the power of the tongue.”

Are you speaking life or death over yourself and your loved ones? God’s Word is FULL of admonition about our words. Today, let’s speak life. Let’s speak truth. Let’s build up and not tear down. Let’s declare ALOUD the lovingkindness and faithfulness of God. Read God’s Word out loud. Speak it. Tell someone how God has been faithful. Praise Him. Out loud. The enemy flees in His presence. Speak truth. Declare it.

Stand on His promises and speak them.