Life Change Happens Now: 21 Days Devoted Day 3

DAY 3 OF 21
Psalms 39: 1-2, Ephesians 4:29, Proverbs 17:28, Proverbs 18:21, James 3: 1-12
Tame My Tongue
Words are powerful. We all fall short of the glory of God and all have areas in our lives and language that need to be refined. Our words have the power to dictate many things in our lives. God spoke the world into existence! Words have the power to show our life change and who we are through our conversations and shift the atmosphere. Proverbs 18:21 teaches us that when our words are unsubmitted to God, our words can be deadly. In James 3, we learn that we lean in the direction we speak. We also see that no man alone can tame the tongue. When we accept Jesus into our hearts, the Holy Spirit lives within us and we are sanctified. We all need the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to help us progress in our hearts so that our words are reflective of the love of God. Love, kindness, and self-control are fruits of the Spirit that empower us to walk in wisdom and discernment. As you continue to pray and fast on today's topic, ask yourself, “Is my speech edifying and bringing glory to God?” Imagine the impact you can have to show life change to those around by allowing the Holy Spirit to change your speech.
Put It Into Practice
  • What is God speaking to you about taming your tongue?
  • What does it look like to invite the Holy Spirit into your language?
  • How can life change in your speech show God to others around you?
Lord, I surrender my heart, mind, and mouth to you today. I repent for times when I fell short in the ways I have spoken. I ask and receive your forgiveness and grace to turn away from my sin. I pray that you would increase my awareness of the power of my words. I pray for wisdom to steward my speech in a way that is pleasing to you. Holy Spirit, I need you. I pray that I speak life and encouragement today. I love you. Amen.

1 Comment

Jasie Randol - January 17th, 2024 at 10:32pm

OK, now you’re getting a little personal with this one. Just kidding… Not really.

I’m definitely going to print out this prayer and post it on my mirror or somewhere where I read it every morning. I need this reminder, scripture and prayer daily. Thanks for the challenge. Feeling a little attacked at the moment, but up for the challenge. 🙄🤣