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146th -- Life Is An Echo


We sometimes forget how important our words really are. The Bible says
life and death is in the power of the tongue. We need to remember to
speak positive words when the circumstances of life urge us to be negative
and pessimistic. (Proverbs 18:21)

I have been thinking about the power of words lately and when I came across
this story, I thought it would be good to include in the message. As you
read this story, I want you to think about the words that you are speaking
concerning your life. Are you speaking words of blessing and prosperity,
or are you speaking words of defeat and misery? I hope this story ministers
to your heart to be positive no matter what the circumstances are and no
matter how hard the enemy is trying to discourage you.


A son and his father were walking in the mountains. Suddenly, his son
falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the
mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"

Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"

He receives the answer: "Who are you?"

Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"

He receives the answer: "Coward!"

He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"

The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams
to the mountain: "I admire you!"

The voice answers: "I admire you!"

Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"

The voice answers: "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains:
"People call this an echo, but really this is life. It gives you back
everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you
want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life; life will
give you back everything you have given to it.

Author Unknown

We are not always conscious to the fact that our words are creators. We
either create life by the words that we speak or we create our own
downfalls by the words that we speak. The Bible says that we are snared
by the words of our mouth, meaning that by our negative words we are
directing our life in the wrong direction instead of the positive words
that lead our life in the right direction. (Proverbs 6:2) (Proverbs 18:21)

We need to remember that God's word is true. Every promise that God has
made will come to pass and if we do not follow His rules, then we are not
going to live the overcoming abundant life that God wishes for each of us
to live. The Bible declares in Galatians 6:7 "Do not be deceived, God is
not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." We should
not expect to be overcomers when we are constantly complaining about how
hard life is. The negative words that we speak are dictating the future
that we will live.

The Bible says in Joel 3:10, "...Let the weak Say they are strong". In the
midst of your trial or hardship, speak only positive and overcoming words.
When you feel weak and unable to continue, do not complain about your
weakness because you will stay just like that, but rather when you feel
weak and discouraged I challenge you to say, "The Lord is my strength and
my salvation, whom shall I fear?" Say out loud, "The Lord promises to meet
every one of my needs and I will be the head and not the tail. I will be
prosperous and blessed every day and nothing shall by any means worry me."
(Psalm 27:1) (Deuteronomy 28:13) (3 John 2)

Remember God created us in His image and the Bible says that God created
the world and all that is in it by speaking the words of faith and every
word that God spoke became what He said. We have the same power to create
by the words that we speak. I encourage you to try God in this and only
speak positive words concerning your life and see the blessings that come
with lifting your life up instead of breaking it down. (Genesis 1:26-28)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Job 15:5-6 "For your iniquity teaches your mouth, And you choose the tongue
of the crafty. Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; Yes, your own lips
testify against you."

Matthew 12:36-37 Jesus says,
"…Every idle word men may speak, they will
give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be
justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Ephesians 4:29-32 "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what
is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the
day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil
speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you."

All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.

In Christ Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry


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