God destroyed the city of Sodom where Lot and his family lived. The angel said to him, “Don’t look back.” “But Lots wife looked back from behind him and she became a pillar of salt.”(v.26) This is the word I received from the Lord: Do not go back to the old ways of living, thinking its better. Do not think like the Israelites, who desired to go back to Egypt, saying “It was better to be slaves, then to deal with the minor afflictions they faced in the wilderness, especially pertaining to food and their hunger for old things, instead of dining on God’s spiritual manna from heaven which heals (Exodus 16:1-3). Lots wife looked back, which caused her destruction, her demise, her death!
Many women, even Christian woman (that I have noticed), have been going back to the old ways, be it intentional or unintentional. Allowing the small things to build a monument of pain in their lives and the lives of their family. Women set the tone and atmosphere in the household. So if they allow ungodly television, videos, music or speech to enter in, it causes a spiral effect of confusion, hurt and destruction in the home. When one murmurs, complains, and feel that they have a “right” to be angry and upset, they are now partnering with the enemy of darkness. They open the door for evil to come in.
“I tell you now to, shut the door, and EVEN YOUR MOUTH, if need be! I know this sounds like a heavy rebuke, but you must equip yourself with my Word! Partner with me. There is life or death, blessings or curses, so I say to you, CHOOSE LIFE, that you may live!” (Deut. 30:15-19)
Words form and manifest when spoken. It’s like a seed planted in the ground. At first you may not see the fruit of it, but with watering and fertilizing, it will grow. When you continue to complain about a particular problem, you are feeding it and giving it life. With your words you plant a seed and eventually it will grow, and you will eat the fruit there of. (Proverbs 18:21)
“Speak life over your family, friends and those you encounter. Depart from the old ways, do not look back, but move forward in me, with me. Together we will move mountains, heal the sick and set the captives free!”