Rudder Power

Rudder Power

James 3:2-5 (NLT)

Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.

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Although the Bible said it centuries ago, it was not so long ago that science affirmed the power and influence that our words have on life.

In just our words lie the power to do good or evil, to declare life or death, expectation or discouragement, faith or doubt.

In our normal strength, it is impossible to control the kind of power the tongue has, but with the strength of the Lord, it can be like the small rudder of a great ship that steers it to a safe port.

Let God help you transform your manner of speaking. It will change your whole life. And you will see it change the lives of those around you!

Pray this way: Father, thank You for having created me with the power to change all things with my words. Help me to make them always edifying and faith-building. Correct me when I let words fly that destroy and judge. I want You to use my tongue to guide great ships to safe haven. In the name of Jesus, Amen!

Have a blessed day!

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