Day 07 “But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.” – James 3:6 Many times when we think of the words we speak, we tend to think about how they affect others. But what about the things we...
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
– Luke 6:45
Joshua 1:8 (AMPC)
This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.
Most Christians know this scripture above but still find themselves frustrated and torn by what comes out of their mouth daily. My mom would always ask me, when I was frustrated about something or someone and might not be speaking very nicely, “are those words of life?” It is such a great reminder to think constantly about what is coming out of our mouths! Our words can be words of life that are building a brighter future, or words of death which rain down havoc in our lives. Words of life, with life being the key word here because what else is life but the Word of God! This Living Word of God needs to fill our hearts DAILY so that we are never running dry and allowing other things of this world to creep in, causing destructive words of death to come out.
Remember, for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. So, if you are filled with the Word of God, then the Word of God will be on the tip of your tongue orchestrating your day. Like it says in Joshua 1:8, Speak the Word! Pastor Paul always quotes Romans 10:17 which says, “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing the Word of God.” So, when you are continually speaking the Word over your situation in that moment of time, you are not only going to get the best result, but your faith will increase because you are going to hear yourself speak the Word.
Confession for today: “God, help me not only spend time in Your Word, but let it overflow my heart, so that no matter what situation comes up today, I will speak Your Word at it and get a God Result…”