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In His Strength

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength --- Philippians 4:13

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Lee Stroble ~ "Our Words"

  • What is hindering my prayers from being "effective"?
  • What "seed" 's am I sowing into the kingdom, my family, my mind?
  • Am I being "fruitful"? (in word, deed, thought, etc.)
     These are the questions that are popping up as I sit here pondering today's message by a member of our church.  He shared that these words were rolling through his head as he was preparing today/s sermon on , "Our Words".    
     Other thoughts he shared
  • Don't overlook the seed  (in which you plant, or is planted in you)
  • The little things matter
  • The things of the Kingdom are not always immediate
This last point really spoke as I have been rather impatient with the process of seeing God moving in and through me. 

Hebrews 11:3 ~ The worlds were formed by the WORD of God

(Matthew 15)   Matthew 12:34 ; Luke 6:45) out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks

Proverbs 18:21 ~ The powers of death and Life are in the tongue

The crux of his message was found in James 3, but what stood out to me was verses 2-4

      ~ For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body
Get my words under control , the body will follow 
Submit them to God (I am doing this very thing as I type)

     "Line me up with Your Word , Lord!"  
Don't "manage" your sin, start *agreeing with* / *speaking* the Word

3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.
Your mouth steers your life! (*Anyone besides me hearing bells, whistles, sirens,  seeing flashing lights, neon signs?)

I am setting my course with my tongue
(Lord, here's my tongue. I give You control)

A little spark can get out of control

L'shon Horah (sp?) the poison also hurts you

We cannot change our tongue, but .....GOD CAN!

Speak LIFE/BLESSINGS over others

Line up your words with THE Word

I can't/I won't = Bondage

No longer a slave to sin, but to CHRIST

Philemon 1:4-6I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for the sake of Christ.

Romans 8:12-13

12 So then, brothers,[a] we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Start Professing Truth

Joshua 1:8This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Jeremiah 31:5
Again you shall plant vineyards
    on the mountains of Samaria;
the planters shall plant
    and shall enjoy the fruit.


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