Tag: Speech

Power of the Tongue – Part 2

Whenever you face a problem in your life, do you spend time complaining and speaking ABOUT the problem – or do you speak TO your problem?

Mark 11:22-24 NKJV
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Jesus said that we should speak TO the mountains in our lives. Jesus said that our words have power. Jesus teaches us that if we speak and do not doubt, whatever we speak will happen. Jesus taught the disciples the power of our words after the disciples noticed that the fig tree that Jesus spoke to had withered because it did not bear fruit.

Because of sin, some people in life are more inclined to doubt or believe the negative as opposed to believing the truth of God’s word.
When Jesus healed people, He spoke it; When God created the Earth, He spoke it into being.
God wants us to speak to our situations or mountains in order to cause change rather than to just complain or sulk about them. What is key, is that we do not doubt, but we must believe as Jesus says.

Proverbs 18:20 NKJV
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.

Do you want good things to happen in your life? Do you want to prosper in your life? Start by guarding the things you speak about. Prophesy, declare and decree great and Godly things into your life. Speak the promises of God into your life and in your circumstances.
Stop talking about how broke you are. Stop talking about what you cannot do. Stop talking about how bad the economy is.
Start speaking the word of God in your life. God’s word when it is spoken will never fail.

Isaiah 55:11 NKJV
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

If you want to remove the mountains in your life – speak God’s word TO your mountains. God’s word will accomplish what He pleases and will not return void.
Everything submits to God’s word including the trials in your life. So speak God’s word to cause change.

What Are You Meditating?

Do you know that if you want to know what a person’s character is like – you need listen closely to what they talk about. It’s not only what a person does, but it’s also what a person SAYS that reveals to you a person’s thoughts and nature. Whatever issues that are dominating in a person’s mind and heart will eventually come out when they speak and will therefore give you revelation of the person’s character.

Matthew 15:18-20 NKJV
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.

Jesus is saying when we fill our hearts with issues that are ungodly, for example: evil thoughts, blasphemies, gossiping, adulterous ideas and the like, we begin to speak words associated with such and then we become defiled and the defilement is reflected by the words we speak.
What are you filling your mind and heart with today? Are you thinking thoughts that glorify God; Are the issues in your heart about things that reflect a love for God and for your neighbor?

Philippians 4:8 NKJV
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.

If you are to speak life, encouragement, joy and the like, you need to first work on what you are filling your heart & mind with. You need to MEDIATE on good, Godly thoughts and issues. Then you will see the change even in how you speak and in the issues that you speak about.
If you used to enjoy gossiping, you will see a change; if you used to speak negatively about many things, you will see a change; all because you have changed what you choose to think about.

Are Words Powerful?

Are words powerful? Do words have the power to create, destroy, encourage and discourage?
Words certainly do have enormous power. Words can scar as well as build people. Which is why it is important that we are careful in relation to the words we speak to people.
What kind of words do you speak in your life? Do you encourage or do you discourage? Do you build or do you destroy with your tongue?
Remember that you are made in the image of God. Therefore you resemble your Creator.
As God was creating the earth, He SPOKE everything into existence; Let there be light; Let the earth bring forth grass; Let the earth bring forth every living creature…; Let Us make man in Our image… (Genesis 1:1-31)
WHATEVER God SPOKE into existence – eventually physically appeared.
Whether you know it or not – the very same thing is happening in your life. You are creating things by the words which you speak.

Proverbs 18: 21 NKJV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

What you speak has the power to give life and also to destroy; to bless and to curse; to build and to destroy; to heal and to hurt; to encourage and to discourage.

Proverbs 18:20 NKJV
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.

Do you want good things to happen in your life? Do you want good things to happen around you? God wants you to use your tongue for His glory. God wants you to speak words that bear good fruit because by SPEAKING life into every situation you too will benefit and God is glorified.

James 1:19-20 NKJV
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Your tongue is so powerful that your mood & thoughts are able to change just because of what you are saying. Your words (whether good or bad) can be infectious and affect the people who are listening to you. So before you speak, you need to give thought to what you want to say before you speak it.
Will what you speak glorify God? Will what you speak benefit your listener? Will what you speak make you a better person?

James 3:9-10 NKJV
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.

From TODAY, make it your GOAL to speak words that BLESS, ENCOURAGE, UPLIFT, and give LIFE and reflect God’s LOVE.
Use your tongue to glorify God and in doing so you too shall enjoy the fruits.