Mark 9:17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
‘Life and death are in the power of the tongue’. The ability to speak is thus a creative weapon when it is wielded. At creation, God ‘said’ and it was, so Jesus adds “Whoever shall say to this mountain ‘be removed and cast into the sea and not doubt, shall have their request answered.’ Therefore, any person who loses utterance is rid of the potential to speak things into being; a manifestation of the likeness of God they bear.
Whenever we find ourselves in a place where we have no desire to use our voice to say anything because we feel so battered and completely overwhelmed, we are probably under seige.
We might be of the view that we can meditate on things in our hearts and minds, rightly so because we are invited to meditate on the word day and night. However, prayer, praise, worship, thanksgiving are all fruits of our lips. They have to be uttered for even with our mouth do we confess unto salvation.
If our speakings are restricted or impeded in anyway, we lose more than just our voice. With that, we lose the potential to shape and to change things around us. Others will have to carry us along.
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