Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)
The words we speak are so powerful they will determine whether what we bring about is life or death, victory or defeat. Speaking words of fear and unbelief will yield fruit accordingly, whereas words of faith enable God’s promises to come to pass in our life. God in His great love has given us authority in this earth realm, and one of the ways we excercise this authority is through the words we speak. Speak God’s Word, and be expectant for His goodness to show up in your life!
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Ephesians 4:15 (KJV)
Our words greatly influence the course of our life and development. We are called to always speak the truth in love. This cultivates within us a deep sense of reverence for the truth, and it enables us to fellowship with God and with each other from a pure conscience. In doing this we are accelerating our process of growth and maturity, moving ever more fully towards embodying the fullness of who we are in Christ.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)
All throughout scripture we see the enormous power that lies in our words. The words which we speak can either be pleasant to our soul and bring health to our physical bodies, or similarly our words can bring about sorrow and even sickness. One of the most important things for us to do is to take charge over the words that we speak every day. Friends, let us be sure that our words are in alignment with the Word of God. Let us be in the habbit of speaking God’s Word over our lives, over the people we encounter, and over situations and circunstances. God’s Word will always bring joy to our souls, and He always confirms His Word with signs and manifestations following.
For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)
Our words play such a crucial role when it comes to seeking peace in our daily life. The Bible tells us that if we want to love life and see good days, we cannot speak words of evil or deceit. Our words reflect what is in our heart, and so as we deliberately fill our hearts with God’s Word, as we allow the love of Jesus to saturate us, we will find our words naturally coming into alignment with life and peace. Today, let us be mindful of this tremendous power that lies in our tongue, and let us purpose in our hearts to only speak words of life.
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Ephesians 4:15 (NLT)
Our words should reflect the truth of God’s Word as well as His love. Our words point to what is in our hearts, and the more that our words line up with God’s Word, which is His revelation of His love for us, the more are we growing and maturing on our path of reflecting the image of Jesus. Let us pray therefore that we may be aligned with the heart of God, which is found in His Word and embodied in Christ Jesus—the Word made flesh.
And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.
Luke 10:5-6 (KJV)
We are called to be the very messengers and instruments of the peace of God. Before getting together for meetings or heading to our place of employment, let us take the time to speak peace over the people, the places, the circumstances and conditions we may encounter. If people are open to peace, peace will abide. Yet if not, we will find that by simply having the peace of God in our own hearts, we ourselves will be at peace regardless of the environment or conditions we may find ourselves in.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Ephesians 4:29 (KJV)
We are called to always be gracious in our words towards ourselves and others. Rather than speaking words of criticism, judgement and condemnation, the Bible urges us to minister grace unto the hearers. Realizing how much God has given us in Christ, our hearts filled with His love, may our words reflect the grace we have received in our day to day interactions. Let us look for opportunities to build others up through our words, and let us look for the good in others and speak it over them. Our words are powerful. Let’s be sure to use them wisely.