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My daughter, who is in kindergarten, wrote a four-page instructional manual with four steps of how to get dressed.  In my presence, her teacher passed out the manual and told her she did a good job.  I took the manual and glanced at the topic, which immediately whetted my appetite for this delicious, medium-well sirloin.   So, I got out my knife, fork, and napkin and got ready to dig in.    The first thing she wrote was, “First you put your shoes on.  Next you put your stockings on.”  And so on, and so on.  The first thought I had was, “God, you mean I’ve been dressing my child with shoes before stockings all this time!"  I was a little perturbed. Then I looked at the entire presentation and saw that in addition to her good topic choice, she spelled well.  Then I said, “This is beautiful, baby; but when I dress you in the morning, do I put the shoes on before the stockings?”  She didn’t respond, but I could see in her eyes she understood where I was going.  She knows how


Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” A few weeks ago, I observed that a couple things I said came to pass instantly.  I warned my daughter to be careful she didn’t drop something in her hand, and it fell.   I complained that it was too cold at my home and that we would get sick.  I got sick all weekend.  My husband, replied that if I wanted to get sick I could; but He and the children would not get sick. They did not.  No wonder the Bible admonishes us to control our tongues.  What happened was neither coincidence nor incidence; but the unfolding of the above Bible truth, which warns that your words have power to build or destroy, so use them discreetly. Always speak positive things over yourself and others, and be alert to the things that people pronounce against you.  When they do it, you must be quick to reverse it with your lips of authority.  Don’t let it settle in your spirit for a seco