At church last night Pastor Rich of Destiny Church spoke on creating a culture in your home. This reminded me of a word God gave me concerning things we speak over our children.
God has laid out a purpose that is impossible to complete without him. Thank God for His mercy! Rather than take away Zechariah’s son and give the gift of his parenthood to another couple He took away Zechariah’s ability to compromise that gift or the circumstances surrounding it.
Dream big and speak life into the dreams of others around you. If you don’t understand it, it is better to quiet your tongue than to speak against a God given dream.
Every now and then I convince my husband to share his thoughts. This is what he has to say on the subject.
Zechariah story is such a great encouragement, because it shows the power a man has over what he speaks in his home; it also shows how lightly we take that power. I’ve been guilty of looking at my circumstances, rather than looking to heaven, and speaking to my problems like they are bigger than God. Zechariah felt this too and in his lack of faith he spoke against his own child, John, and his greatness. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 13:3 says, “Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”