Monday, October 14, 2013

Pastor's Ponderings: October 14, 2013

The well known actor, Tom Hanks, recently shared on the Tonight Show a conversation with his doctor after he was notified of his new diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. “My doctor said, ‘Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy and not have type 2 diabetes'…And I said to her, 'Well, I’m gonna have type 2 diabetes.’” The crowd laughed along with him as many of us can relate to this story.

Have you ever stopped to think how many of us will speak things in our lives that we really do not want to happen? How many of us will say, “This is going to kill me”, or “this will be the death of me”. Some of us justify risky behaviors such as driving without seat belts, substance abuse, or getting that delicious third piece of cheese cake by saying, “Well, you have to die from something”.

The scripture says that death and life are in the power of the tongue. We have to speak life, speak that we are blessed, and speak that we are healthy. This does not mean that we should ignore our challenges and our current situations. However, we should declare God's faithfulness and the fact that he says he has plans to prosper us.

Let us daily speak God's promises in our lives. “I am blessed, I can do all things through Christ, I am created in his image, I am an overcomer, I am healthy, and I prosper in everything that I do."

Will you speak these words today?

Proverbs 18:21
New International Version (NIV)

21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will
eat its fruit.

3 John 1:2
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2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may
go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Jeremiah 29:11
New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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