Life in Christ – Anastasis

Praise God that in Christ we can know God and experience eternal life with Him. (John 17:3)

This week, I’m thankful that the Holy Spirit has proven day by day, moment by moment, that He will always help me in my time of need.

In particular, the Holy Spirit has strengthened me to grab hold with faith that it is possible for me to experience victory over the tongue when I allow Christ to have complete sovereignty over my life. I know He will do it to reveal the life of Christ to me, for the glory of God.

Behind the lyrics:

The phrase “Lord be glorified” has been on my heart for several weeks now. This song is one of the outcomes as I’ve sought to honor God in every area of my life, especially in the area of my tongue.

Things that encouraged me this week:

James 3:8 says:

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.

I read this early in the week and felt the Holy Spirit strengthing my heart with the promise that in Christ, all things are possible for him who believes! (Mark 9:23)

Context: The Tongue Is a Fire

James 3:1-12 Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.

See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Nor can salt water produce fresh.