Speaking Life!

As a Parent, It’s Up to YOU to Be Speaking Life on YOUR Children!

 

Colorful background Proverbs 18:21 Scripture about speaking life

 

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

My children are 18 and 16 now and I am so glad that I learned to speak life on them when they were young. I see a drastic need for people to know this and know HOW to Speak Life and Blessings on their kids!

Before I go any further on this, I do want to say that if you are guilty of doing these things that I am about to point out, STOP IT NOW! I want you to correct what you are doing but I don’t want you to feel condemned. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. This scripture simply means to let things go and don’t allow yourself to be condemned. Correct whatever the problem is and keep looking to Jesus!

Have you ever seen someone grab a child and spank them in public, while yelling at them and saying something like…”I don’t know why you won’t listen to me. You are so stupid. You’re just like your daddy!” Or… “Do you even know how to act your age? Quit acting like a retard.” And… “Well DUH! Any idiot knows the answer to that one!”

Just because you say, “I was just kidding and playing around”, that doesn’t take away the fact that kids believe what YOU tell them.

Let me show you the path to follow in this matter. Speaking life on kids really does work! Start out slow and easy, make some rules and stick with it.

This is two-sided because you’ve got to Quit speaking death first! Then, Start speaking life.

EXAMPLE – Nobody in this house is allowed to EVER use the word “DUH” directly at each other again. Allow your kids to correct you and vice versa when anybody slips up! (Substitute this rule for whatever it is that is the most prevalent, humiliating, “death-speaking” phrase in your house!) Another word that isn’t allowed is – “WHATEVER” while rolling the eyes and walking off. To me, those are fighting words. That means that I have absolutely ZERO respect from my children if they are allowed to tell me that and walk off. The point here is not that I get to be in charge and my kids walk the line so that I can look good! You would not believe how good children feel about themselves when they are taught to respect you and to be respected, too. Since my daughter is 18, she does correct me when I am not showing her respect, as well. And…it’s difficult for me sometimes because I am the  mother but she is only doing what I have taught her to do.

Do you see how that works?

This part – Speaking Life – is also going to be uncomfortable at first, so be prepared for it. Both you and your children will feel awkward when you tell them that you are going to Bless & Speak Life on them! Neither one of you are used to it but you do love each other so you can do it. I promise that you will see results in just a couple of weeks, if you will do this. It doesn’t matter how old they are so don’t try to use that as an excuse. You can go about it differently, if they are teenagers, as opposed to preschoolers.

Start with some like this – 1)God Bless You, Son. 2)Sweet Dreams and I pray that you have great dreams and never another nightmare, (Insert your child’s name). 3)If it can be done, (insert name), I know that you will figure it out. Here’s one I use all the time,You are greatly blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved by Daddy God.  Teach your children to go and ask Jesus for something if you know that you aren’t able to give them something that they want. Our God is able to do all things! That teaches them to trust a God who loves them. You are instilling something in them that will benefit them throughout their whole life!

Will you allow me to Bless YOU?

You are unique and so very special. There is not another one of you anywhere. God has designed you with a destiny in mind and he placed a desire in you to BE FREE! I speak life on you right now and I break every curse that has EVER been spoken over you, in the name of Jesus! You are beautifully made and you are God’s Masterpiece. No matter what you look like on the outside, whether beautiful/handsome or not, YOU are the person who Speaks LIFE! Your conversation is who you really are.

God Bless You with every spiritual blessing, In Jesus’ Name!

Michelle

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Michelle Drinkard is a Powerful Woman of God who has been married to a Preacher of the Gospel for over 20 years. She is a mother to two amazing children! 🙂 She is helping people – one step at a time – to take control of their spending habits, build an income working from home and get out of debt with reality-based principles. Michelle will tell you like it is… in a REAL, no-fluff, back-to-basics way that produces RESULTS. Her goal is to see people completely FREE – Spiritually, Financially, and Physically!

Take Control Of Your Life

Take Control Of Your Life!

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Back in 2006, I was completely delivered of my smoking addiction of 26 years in an instant! The reason I’m telling you about it is because I want you to think about someone or something having control over you.

If you are very strong-willed person, you cannot stand the thought of something or someone controlling you. My husband put it to me like this, he said, “Do you realize that something as small as a cigarette has power over you? If you don’t have at least a pack of cigarettes in the house at night, you will go and buy some before the store closes! Those things are controlling you. Period. End of Story.”

I want you to open your eyes and look around you. Can you make observations about your surroundings objectively? Do you have anything in your life that doesn’t need to be there?

Do you like what you see? Is this where you thought you would be at this point in your life?

When I first started in network marketing many years ago, someone told me that we all needed to do a “check-up from the neck up” occasionally. If you don’t understand the saying, it just means that we all need to figure out where our head is at, sometimes.

If your life is going great, Congratulations!

If you are working on the areas that need help, Good Job! Keep at it!

For those of you that have let things get a little out of control, I want to talk to you!

If you need to make more money, spend less money, BE set free from addiction, have better relationships, need to have your body healed of some ailment, want to see your kids do better, or you can’t handle hearing the news anymore…. Welcome to the real world, right? WRONG! But…let me explain.

Yes, we all have problems but we have a God that is bigger than any problem we can come up with or the enemy can throw at us! When a lot of problems or issues are all piled up in one big pile, they start looking like a monster that can’t be overcome. Don’t focus on them all together. Take them apart and dissect them like you would in an experiment. There are solutions and answers! ALWAYS!

If anyone can get out of this mess, you can! If anybody can be healed, you can. If it can be done, you can do it! If it’s not humanly possible, ask God because nothing is impossible to him. You can take charge of your life and get things back under your control!

Change your mind about something if it’s not working for you. Don’t be stubborn when it’s in your best interest to do something different.

Applying the Word of God to your life is the best gift I could ever give you or you could ever give yourself. Matthew 18:19-20 says,

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Will you join with me and agree with me for your own prosperity and good health?

Would you agree with me that God has great plans for your life and that you will leave a legacy for your children and your grandchildren?

I pray that you are blessed beyond your wildest dreams, if you will only believe how much Jesus loves you!

Michelle

Smile!

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Smile!  Be the One to Set the Pace for the Day!

When you smile, it makes you more attractive, no matter what you look like.  As a kid, I was very insecure and had zero self-confidence.  Somewhere along the way, I heard someone say that it would make you look better if you smiled. I believed that statement and have carried it with me all of my life.  I am a happy person and am always smiling and it DOES make my face look better. 🙂  I would like to encourage you to smile.  You can either set the pace for others and lead with happiness or let outside circumstances dictate how you feel or what you do.

Your philosophy on life will be a foundation for practically every decision you make!  If you are pessimistic by nature, put on a smile!  Whether you “feel” like smiling or not doesn’t matter.  Just make it a habit.  Smile first and let your countenance be lifted and the rest of you will eventually follow.  There will always be adversity and problems.  There will always be a bright side to everything, as well.  Choose which side that you want to focus on.  Make a decision and move forward and smile along the way.

After you have passed on from this walk of life, wouldn’t you love to be remembered as the person who always had a smile on their face?  It’s true what they say about people not remembering what you say but they will always remember the way you made them feel!  Make someone feel special today.  It doesn’t cost a penny but what one little smile can do is priceless!

Life really is what happens to you on the way to where you’re going.  You might as well…SMILE!!!

Make it a great day,

Michelle