PRAYER: Pray today for your words. That the Spirit of God living in you would guide your speech.
DEVOTION:”No other manifestation of the body every glorifies the Lord except the tongue. If you seek to be free in the operation of the Spirit through the mouth, then the tongue, which may be under a kind of subconscious control by the Spirit, brings out the glory of the Lord, and that will always bring edification, consolation, and comfort.” (pg 85)
So, we’re back to words, to speech and to the tongue. We just finished our Worship Underground Bible Study and were looking into a devotion that I published a few weeks ago about the power of our words. We quoted from James where it says that the tongue is so hard to tame. Read James 3 for further insight into this.
But here, Smith brings it up again, but in a bit of a different light. I love the line here “subconscious control by the Spirit”.
Isn’t this where we want to be. Our tongues, our words, our speech, all that we say being used to edify and build up the people that we are speaking to? The idea that our subconscious mind is giving us the words to say, this is powerful. Our subconscious mind being controlled by the Spirit. Our mind, our having the mind of Christ because His Spirit in us. This is yet another reason for the further belief in the Spirit in us.
Today. Let the subconscious begin to flow in your mind. Let the Spirit gain control of all that you say. Speak life into others. Bring forth the ideas of Jesus into the conversations that you have. Into the reactions that you have. Into the words that you speak.