Speak Pleasant Words (Proverbs 16:24)

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)

The words we speak impact both the mental and emotional state of our soul as well as the condition of our physical body. Considering this powerful principle, let us purpose to speak pleasant words only. Let us say what God says about us, and declare His Word over our lives. We will most certainly see the benefits.

Be Anxious For Nothing (Philippians 4:6)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

It takes a daily training of the mind to rid ourselves from the unproductive habit of worry, and instead take our needs and requests to God in simple and childlike faith. And so whatever need may arise, let us receive by faith the supply, the deliverance or the healing that God by His grace has already set before us.

Guard Your Heart (Proverbs 4:23)

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

Nothing is more important for us than to guard our hearts, for what is going on in our life can ultimately be traced back to what’s in our hearts. Guarding the heart means we do not allow anything to rob us of the peace that has come to us as a result of our meditating the Word and believing the promises of scripture. We keep our hearts fixed on Jesus no matter what.

Trust Jesus (Proverbs 28:25)

He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.

Proverbs 28:25 (NKJV)

Whenever there is pride, there will inevitably be strife. Trusting in ourselves is the root of all pride, and pride will always yield in some type of disappointment. Yet when we place all of our trust in Jesus, when we humble ourselves and He becomes our foundation for absolutely everything, scripture tells us we will be prospered. And real prosperity is defined as success, wholeness and peace in every area of our life with nothing lacking and nothing missing.

Not Ruled By Our Emotions (Psalm 107:22)

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Psalm 107:22 (KJV)

Thanksgiving becomes a sacrifice anytime we go against our emotions. When we refuse to allow negative emotions to rule us, and instead focus on the goodness of God and the many things we may thank Him for, we are offering up the sacrifices of thanksgiving. A grateful heart will lead to a heart filled with joy, and out of a joy-filled heart we find ourselves declaring God’s goodness over our lives.

Holy And Blameless Before Him In Love (Ephesians 1:4)

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Ephesians 1:4 (KJV)

In Christ we are holy and blameless before the Father in love, not because of our actions or performance, but as a result of having been made the sons and daughters of God. Now it is God’s love that compels us and enables us to live right. Chains are broken and darkness loses its grip over us, as guilt and condemnation are replaced with the goodness and mercy of God.

Faith Accesses What Grace Has Provided (Romans 5:2)

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:2 (KJV)

Grace is the revelation that God has made available anything we will ever need through the finished works of Jesus. Faith is how we access what grace has provided. And so let us embrace by faith that our needs are met, and that the solution to every challenge has been provided. When we believe this and live out from it, we will see the evidence of it manifest in our life.

Led Of The Holy Spirit (Psalm 143:10)

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 143:10 (KJV)

God’s spirit in us teaches us to do His will. He helps us to have a revelation of the love, the grace, and the goodness of God, which in turn empowers us to live victorious and godly lives. It is powerful to be led of the Holy Spirit into the land of uprightness.

Speak Words Of Life (1 Peter 3:10-11)

For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.

1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)

The Bible tells us that if we want to love life and see good days, we cannot speak words of evil or deceit. Our words reflect what is in our heart, and so as we deliberately fill our hearts with God’s Word, as we allow the love of Jesus to saturate¬†us, we will find our words naturally coming into alignment with life and peace. Today, let us be mindful of this tremendous power that lies in our tongue, and let us purpose in our hearts to only speak words of life.

Be Anxious For Nothing (Philippians 4:6)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)

It takes a daily training of the mind to rid ourselves from the unproductive habit of worry, and instead take our needs and requests to God in simple and childlike faith. And so whatever need may arise, let us receive by faith the supply, the deliverance or the healing that God by His grace has already set before us. We can replace worry—which is negative meditation—with meditating on God’s promises instead. When our hearts and minds are filled with His Word, we become more fully receptive to seeing His goodness and His glory showing up in our lives.