Choosing Your Words
As a Christian, your words must always give people’s lives value. Those that come in contact with you should leave your presence refreshed in their spirits. Remember that reaching people is God’s priority and that’s what you’re living for. Therefore, take time to listen to yourself. Consider your choice of words and make the relevant changes today.
Stir Up Wisdom
Christianity is for the tough minded. You may be facing a very tough situation at home - no money for school fees, and so on; or it may be for a project needing monetary attention and the funds required seem to be far from you, yet you have the Holy Ghost.
The Bible says, ‘Christ hath been made unto us wisdom…’ That means there’s a divine knowledge about how to get the money that you require to accomplish these things. There is divine wisdom available; the Excellency of knowledge is at work in you. God knows exactly where that money is and how it would come to you. So what do you do?
Begin to speak in other tongues; stir up wisdom within you and then start to say - I receive wisdom to get the money; I refuse to be broke; I give no place to the devil!
He has brought us into a wealthy place, Hallelujah! How could we be broke, when we’re joint- heirs with Christ? It’s not possible! Stir up wisdom within your spirit today, for Christ, who has been made unto us wisdom, said, he that follows him, will never walk in darkness, but will have the light to guide him in life. Glory to God!
Discourage Bitterness and Malice
Bitterness and malice are offshoots of unforgiveness. There are folks who say, “I will never forgive so and so for what he did to me.” Others add a different style to it and say, “I have forgiven him for what he did to me, but I don’t think I can forget it.” We ought to encourage ourselves to act like our heavenly Father who never recalls offenses.
Malice and bitterness take the shine out of us, and we need to put them away to embrace God’s beauty in our lives. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 14:20, “brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice, be ye children, but in understanding be men.” Babies don’t know how to keep malice; they are too innocent for that. They don’t have any sense to regard or recognize any wrong done to them. And so, the Spirit of God admonishes us to be like babies! Don’t regard the wrongs done to you by others to the extent that you become bitter. Harboring bitterness or malice in your heart short-circuits the power of God in your life, making you unable to function in the Spirit.
This was what happened to the Prophet Elisha in 2 Kings 3. When the kings of Israel, Judah and Edom came to inquire of the Lord from him, the Prophet spoke out in anger to the King of Israel: “…as the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the King of Judah, I would not look towards thee, nor see thee” (2 Kings 3:14). He had to call for a minstrel (a musician) to play, so the anointing could come on him. Elisha was so angry and bitter against the king of Israel that he could not hear what the Spirit was saying.
Be admonished today, to completely put away bitterness and malice; give no room for Satan in your life. Sincerely forgive those you hold something against. Do that today; don’t wait till tomorrow. Show them the love of the Father, as the Father has shown you His love through Christ.