Words are very powerful. What you say does matter. What you say and don’t say are both important. We need to learn to control our speech.
Right words and right time:
We must not only say the right words at the right time, but also not say what we shouldn’t. If we control our tongues — our words — we can control our lives. Words can heal or hurt. They can give hope or discourage. Words can build up or tear down. So we need to learn to speak them wisely.
Our words give us away:
They let others know who we are and what type of person we are. So, it behooves us to learn to control what comes out of our mouths. Proverbs 18:21— Death and life are in the power of the tongue. We speak life or death. It’s always our choice. We bless with our words and we curse with our words. What is coming out of your mouth? See, what comes out of our mouths reveals what is in our hearts.
Heart change is a must:
So, in order to get control of our tongues (words), we must experience a heart change. That can only happen when we pray and ask God by His Holy Spirit to change our hearts. This happens when we are born again. The Bible teaches us we must believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus (Romans 10:9-10). So what is it going to be? If you are tired of where you are in life, change what you are saying. Speak life — words God can perform.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 9:23 PM CDT
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