Through carefully chosen words, we can encourage, counsel and edify ourselves and others. Conversely, words can also be used destructively both in our self-talk and in our communication with other people.

What we say bears witness to what we believe and defines our reality. This is why we must live the truth, asking God to help us align our thinking and speaking with what His Word says.

READ: Prov. 10:11-14; Prov. 12:13-14; 13:2-3; Prov. 15:1-7; Prov. 18:20-21; Matt. 12:33-37; 1 Pet. 3:10-12.
HEART ISSUE: In God's Word we find our true identity. Have you reinforced the truth--or defied it--with your confession?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, search our thoughts and show us any falsehood that we have embraced. Forgive us for allowing our lives to be shaped by the enemy's lies about who we are and not according to Your truth. Expose every root cause of negativity and bring freedom to all who are called as Your children. Amen.

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