Watch Your Words
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
Does what we say have an affect on how our life goes? Do our words have power? Can they make a difference? Proverbs 18:21 says, “…those who love IT…”, meaning we can love “death” or we can love “life,” and what we focus on will be evident in the words we speak. We will “eat their fruit.” Our words have consequences.
When we give our life to Christ, we let go of our old “beliefs” and we take on new ones. We operate under a different set of laws which are called the “laws of the Kingdom of God.” Genesis Chapter 1 tells us that God spoke the unseen into existence by His Word. It is reiterated in Hebrews 11:3: “Through faith we understand the worlds were framed by the “Word of God” so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Many of our most brilliant scientists today struggle to understand this, or reject it as being illogical. It is a law of the Kingdom and can’t be understood with reason, but only by the spirit.
Jesus said something astounding: “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20) Not only do God’s words accomplish amazing things, but our words spoken with faith have power and can change our world.
Do you believe that the words you speak will have affect on your life? From here on, listen to what you are saying about your circumstances, what you are saying about other people around you. Are you speaking curses or blessings? Are you speaking words of death or words of life?
I believe our negative words attract the enemy and our positive words attract God and His army. God isn’t going to agree with our negative words. Negative words are not “faith words,” and without faith it is impossible to please God. Line yourself up with “God’s words” and watch how your circumstances change. Speaking positive words can and will change our attitude. If we look for the positive we will find it.
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I have fallen short with what I have spoken with my mouth and I have let my words create unnecessary pain. Please forgive me and help me to remain alert to what I allow out of my mouth. Help me to see the seriousness of my words and the importance of lining up with Your words. Awaken my heart and may your Holy Spirit continually remind me to “watch my words.” Help me to please you today with my thoughts and words. I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.
By Sherry McPherson | January 3, 2008 9:14 am