Speak It Out

Psalm 71: 14-16
14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long—though I know not how to relate them all. 16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign LORD; I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone. NIV

We all know how critical the words of our mouth are, like the rudder of a ship they navigate the direction of our lives. I know for me; these past weeks of evening isolation have caused me to make a profound choice. Do I become caught up, and allow my mind to become fixated on a
word COVID-19, and for every utterance of my mouth to declare its power, or do I turn speak,
think, and mediate on the source of all power, which is the WORD.

So, reading the WORD this morning, the Lord led me to this wonderful Psalm. When I got to verse 14 it just leapt off the page for me; like the Holy Spirit said, “Don make a choice!” I read it over and over...as for me, as for me, as for me. I began to speak it; I have HOPE, I have Hope,
I have Hope. The choice was made...Don has Hope, I will always have Hope.

Many of you know that on the wall of my office I have the word Hope in large letters. Because I believe if we can establish even a miniscule amount of hope, we can believe for greater things to occur. As we change the way we speak, and verse 15 makes it clear what we say...my mouth will tell of the righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long. We begin to be
empowered, not powerless. Hope and confidence rise in the face adversity as we believe my
God is in charge, then we speak it “I will proclaim your mighty acts, I will proclaim Your
righteous deeds, yours alone, because You are sovereign!

Pastor Don

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