Why don't You just let me die and put me out of my misery?" Just as the rudder, which is 'very small' in comparison to the large ship that weighs thousands of pounds, controls the direction of the ship and keeps it on course regardless of the fierce winds and pounding waves; the tongue is also capable of directing the course of a person's life. Example of small things that control & have an effect. All Rights Reserved. He hid himself in a cave (1 Kings 19:9). Many times Satan uses outside forces such as adverse circumstances, the loss of a job, sickness, marital problems to hinder us. his mother replied. Jesus was saying the battle must be won in the prayer closet. He said, "No man eat fruit of thee herefafter forever." CCPA – Do not sell my personal information. I pay my tithes. That means when even the smallest doubt pops into your mind that you must 'take it into captivity' (2 Cor. In your relationship with your children, your husband or wife, your in-laws, you have the ability to build them up or tear them down. ?32? But, was Jesus concerned that nothing happened? You must take authority over those forces. When you face mounting pressures or what you may feel are unrealistic demands, do you take your frustration out on other workers? Only a word of sympathy,
Speak life to (and about) those who cross your path. It's pretty difficult to put your foot in your mouth if you keep it shut. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 3:5. He had become so discouraged by the circumstances he faced that he had run away from them out into the desert. But if you will take control over your tongue, begin to fill your mouth with faith-filled words and the powerful Word of God and begin to speak it forth, you will be setting the course of your life to live in victory. 18:21). There is enormous power in words. Jesus told them they were to believe they were receiving them the moment thtey prayed (or spoke the Word). ", In later life, women can speak 20,000 to 25,000 words a day compared to a man's 7,000 to 10,000. Please ensure that you read the Copyright notice before accessing this site. The Bible says something similar about the tongue: “Ships…are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. How can we, as God's people, recognize the unbelief that would hinder us from putting into practice God's Word in our lives? 10:12), Seasoned with salt (Col. 4:6), Pleasant (Prov. This has probably never happened to you, but have you ever noticed how easy it is for your mouth to "switch gears" on Sunday morning as you walk into church or when you have unexpected company drop by your home for a visit? Did he pat Elijah on the back and feel sorry for him. They either figure they didn't have enough faith or that it wasn't God's will. Thomas Fuller. Al Bernstein, Wit should be used as a shield for defence rather than a sword to wound others.