Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Death words: negative, derogatory, defeated. They are spoken against others, yourself, or your circumstances.
Sentences that start with ‘I can’t’ means unable. ‘I won’t’ means that you are able but you refuse. Have you ever said ‘I can’t believe…?’
The Holy Spirit startled me this morning earlier when He said: negative thoughts are a signal that your core beliefs are under attack. Tears stung my eyes. Wow! It is so profound. I never considered it before.
2 Corinthians 4:13 says, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, I believed and therefore I spoke, we also believe and therefore speak.”
Asaph was struggling with his thoughts. Psalm 77:6 says, “I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search.” The result brought him back to his core beliefs that had been attacked.
1 Corinthians 2:11 Amplified says, “For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a man’s thoughts except the man’s own spirit within him?…”
Proverbs 20:27 says, “The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of his heart.” That is what happened with Asaph. I will leave you to think about your core beliefs 💜Are they under attack? All death words are first thoughts.