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Speak Life by Kenny McNatt “You will never amount not to anything”. For those not familiar with that phrase, allow me to translate, you are nothing and you will never be successful in life. From time to time I can still hear those words echo through the halls of my mind.

Kenny is a husband, a father, and a follower of Christ. He is a graduate of Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florid. He curently serves as the Lead Pastor at Seminole Assembly of God.

Words have tremendous power. The Bible tells us that with the tongue we have the ability to speak life or to speak death. Proverbs 18:21 is a tremendous picture of the power you have to help shape the lives of your Her Words, dripping with the bitter taste children. It doesn’t mean that we do not of unrealized expectation in her own life, confront misbehavior. It doesn’t mean sliced through his emotions, touching the that we speak to them in fear of saying the core of who he was. wrong thing. It does mean that we understand the weight of our words. I have thought about that moment often since my sophomore year of high school. Life doesn’t always afford us a he luxury It was unlike anything I’d ever experi- of the time for planning our conversations in advance. It’s usually in the heat of the enced. I was stunned. moment that we make mistakes. Looking back, I am so thankful for parents who encouraged me to do great things. My Since you can’t always plan ahead, how do parents always believed in me and encour- you develop life giving speech that builds aged me in everything I participated in. It life not death into your children? was ultimately their investment in me that allowed me to overcome the comments of Just like any great building has an adequate foundation, we need a foundation to build a bitter teacher. relationships. A healthy parent-child There is no doubt about it. They were words Spoken in haste by a woman frustrated with life. She chose that day to unleash her wrath on a teen looking for purpose and identity in life.

relationship begins with a parent that is working to make themselves spiritually healthy. Jesus made a great statement that was recorded in Luke 6:45. The amplified Bible says it this way, “The [intrinsically] good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart; and the [intrinsically] evil man produces what is wicked and depraved out of the evil[in his heart]; for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart.” Your words are the overflow of your heart. The first step in speaking life giving words is to have life in you. I look at the words I speak to those around me in order gauge what’s happening in my inner life. Take time to think about how you speak to your children or your spouse. Be determined to speak life into those around you.

TO KNOW HIM AND LIVE THAT OTHERS MAY KNOW HIM You will be encouraged, challenged and have opportunity to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ!


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