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 August 18

“I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far
off and to him who is near, ”Says the Lord,“And I will heal him. Isaiah 57.19 NKJV...Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear (Isa.59.1)

Two wonderful scripture to remind us to guard our speech and to pray continually. Often times we reinforce, with our speech, whatever negative assault the world is throwing against us. And, in the turmoil, we even forget to pray. This is not a new thing, God addressed this thousands of years ago. God hears us! Reach out to him, and learn to speak the positive answer you want from Him.
This phenomenon is as old as Genesis and understood by even unbelievers; what we say about ourselves, directly affects us. Words have power. Words spoken in faith in God are even more powerful. Unfortunately they are not automatic or else there would be no argument on this point. But those who are diligent to form a habit of positive speech will swear it works.

Prayer works too for essentially the same reason. God hears and His hand is not short to save. In prayer we mix the power of speech with the power of God to change us and our circumstances. Again, not automatic, but persistent prayer will bring the results that God knows is best for our situation. Please understand God says; “I creat the fruit of the lips” and “My Hand is not shortened to save”.