Amazing things happens when you begin to speak things into existence … things around you begin to change. Proverbs 18:21 states “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” As we are walking into peace it is important for us to understand the importance to speak peace. We are to speak things as they should be, not as they are.
We have discussed accepting peace from Christ, seeking peace within ourselves and with others, & now speaking peace. Speaking peace over our lives is important. With everything that is going on around us, it is essential that we speak peace daily. In every situation, conversation and thought, we have a choice to promote peace or violence. The language we use plays a large role in either enriching our lives or diminishing it. Are your conversations about ideas or about people? Are you promoting peace with others? Have you spoken positive over your circumstance? Peace is something that Christ provides, but we must be willing to accept, seek and speak it in our lives.
Romans 10:17 says “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ”. In order to speak peace, you must know the word of God and recite it. This means taking time each day to mediate on Scriptures that promote peace. Here are some tips you could follow in order to speak peace:
- Select a verse to memorize that deals with your current need or focus
- Write the verse down
- Say the verse aloud
- Make the verse part of your prayers
- Make it visible
- Repeat it daily
The language you use every day must be in line with peace. If every time you get into a tough situation and you speak nothing but strife and negativity … what do you think you will reap? As long as we are on this earth there will always be conflict. There will be conflict among friends, family, coworkers, friends etc and even internal conflict …. but it is your job to speak peace in those situations.
Psalm 85:8 states “I will listen to what God the Lord says; He promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly”. My prayer is that you begin to speak peace over every situation and obstacle in your life.
For His Glory Only,