Our Words Matter
by Diana Scothorn
The Lord spoke in my spirit a few years ago this powerful truth. “Watch your mouth, and I’ll move your Mountains”!!!! There is power in the words we speak.
I learned early in my walk with the Lord the power of words. The little nursery rhyme “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a BIG FAT LIE!!! Words not only have the power to hurt you but the POWER to DESTROY!!! Proverbs 18:21 says the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit, which means watch what you say if you don’t want what you’re saying!
When I become overwhelmed, it’s tempting to…
…let idle and futile words roll out of my mouth. Words shape or break our life. God has been teaching me over the years, patiently, I might add, that if I want a powerful, ABUNDANT LIFE, I must speak words filled with the power and abundance of His Word to back it. He has lovingly shown me that I must look to His Word to determine my life, not my circumstances!
When I look at my situation square in the eye, it can appear grim and hopeless. When I look at God’s Promises, square in the eye, everything looks different!!! The eyes of my understanding become enlightened! (Ephesians 1:18)
I begin to see the hope and purpose He has for my life. His word brings clarity to my life. The devil’s lies will cloud the vision of God. When I’m going through tough times, I stop and listen to what is coming out of MY MOUTH! Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
My mouth must be in agreement with God, not in agreement with what I see! That’s the devil’s hope and plan that I accept as reality what I see. I must place God’s Promises in my heart and speak them out of my mouth until the power of God’s Word changes my circumstances! We’re to speak to our “mountain” with the authority and power backed with God’s Sovereign Word! (Mark 11:23)
When I was believing God for my husband, I found scriptures to back His promises to fulfill that in my life. I prayed, Lord your word says in Proverbs 18:22, He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Help my husband to find me. You know where I am, Lord, so bring him to me! Psalms 139:15 says I am fearfully and wonderfully made, so I am confident I am a good thing! Lol! That scripture carried POWER; God brought Him to me literally from Florida to within ten miles of where I lived.
God will do whatever it takes to change our lives through the power of His Word! His Word is the key that unlocks His Promises. Any “dead” hopeless situation can be brought to life if we put God’s Word in our heart, speak it out of our mouth, and believe it until we see it manifested in our life! No matter what we are facing, no matter how it may look, God has a way out! There is Power in His Word, and He is faithful to deliver HIs Promises in our life!!!
When we speak out of our mouth what we see with our eyes, we get precisely what we see! When we speak out of our mouth what God’s Word says, we get exactly what GOD SEES!!!!
Diana Scothorn has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10 plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a market place ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.