Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“Speak it!”

What have you been speaking? Your words are powerful! Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” If we were to examine your words over the past seven days, would we find that you have been speaking death or life? Have you been talking about good things that you would like to see happen? I want to encourage you to be intentional about speaking good words, positive words and blessings over you, your marriage, your family, and your friends. Speak it!!!

This week’s topic was inspired by the picture above. This is a picture of my husband and me with my beautiful college girlfriend (Terri) who happens to be Bermudian. We met at Morgan State University and over 30 years ago, I traveled to Bermuda to visit Terri. She showed me around and took me to Horseshoe Bay Beach. The beach and the Island of Bermuda was so beautiful that I said, “No disrespect to you Terri, I must come back to Bermuda with my husband.” At the time, there was no man/husband in sight. That was over 30 years ago, and God brought life to those words this week.

Glory to God, I was able to celebrate my 24th Wedding Anniversary in Bermuda. My friend Terri has never forgotten the words that I spoke. She has shared my story with many of her friends. What’s amazing is that this week, the words that I spoke over 30 years ago, CAME TO PASS. Thanks to Facebook, God allowed my friend Terri and me to reconnect in Bermuda. I went back to Bermuda with my husband! Only God could do this. We must be patient and wait on God!

In my Bible, Romans 4:13-25 is titled “The Promise Granted Through Faith.” When we speak in faith, we must believe in the power of God. Verses 17 -18 say, “As it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations) in the presence of Him whom he believed God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, so shall your descendants be.” (Key: If what we speak and believe lines up with God’s divine plan for us, it WILL come to pass.)

Be intentional about speaking life and don’t be afraid to say your dream even when you can’t see it. Remember faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. You don’t have to see it to hope for it. What are you hoping for? Pray about it and believe in God! Speak it!

Until next time,

Carolyn

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