Life

Come and drink from the river of life

Jesus in John 7:37-38 (NASB), “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” Revelations 22:1-2 (NIV).

The power of life and death is in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).  (See Desiring God, by Jon Bloom: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/fill-your-mouth-with-life-not-death).

Scripture says, “choose this day whom you’ll serve,” in Joshua 24:15, Dear Lord, help us to choose You and speak life everytime we open our mouths, in Jesus’ Name.

 

Speak Life

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,” says Jesus in Matthew 12:37.

“The power of life and death is in the tongue,” reads Proverbs 18:21.

When a friend wanted me to commiserate with her about our former Pastor, I finally said, “I don’t want to say anything against her.  She and I may be in ministry together one day.” Immediately the friend said, “Yes, met too, I may work with her in ministry again.”

It was such a relief for the friend’s attempts to stop.  I didn’t want to deal with the hard things that we went through at the church by doing more harm.  God orchestrated a reconciliation or understanding between the Pastor and I much later.  It happened to be Christmastime and we talked about how Jesus is the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).

*Please name a time you spoke life in a dark situation and it brought positive change.