God has designed His children to be dependent on Him and for our lives to be directly affected by what we speak!
James 3:1-12 speaks clearly about our tongue and the effect it has on our life. He shares that the tongue, even though a small member can direct our lives or set on fire the course of nature! No man can tame the tongue. BUT with the help of the Holy Spirit our tongue can be brought in line with God’s Word. God creates the fruit of our lips! (Is. 57:19)
Ponder James 3 and ask the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of your understanding regarding your mouth.
We can see in Matthew 12:34, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Your heart and your mouth are connected! Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Again, Matthew tells us, “Therefore take no thought, saying,…” So, a thought isn’t activated in your life until you speak it! (6:31-34 KJV)
When the child of God, a new creation born again person, realizes the power that is in the tongue, they can begin bearing fruit that comes forth when they declare God’s Word. His plan for us is to use His creative power through our words, to change the fruit of our lives and quench the fiery darts of the enemy!
We also must understand that faith and patience work together. (James 1:4)
Our tongue, like a rudder, can change the direction of our lives. Once the rudder has directed the ship, it takes time to turn the ship around. We must also give time for the works of God to be completed.
This is the time we need to practice, “Be still and know that I am God.”
(Is.46:10) We need to ask God to, “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Ps. 141:3) We must protect our robe of righteousness with our garment of praise and enter His court with thanksgiving in our heart.
Life is a journey, and only with the help of the Holy Spirit, directing our everyday lives can we find the joy and peace promised to us! God has equipped you for life on earth! Your life is a miracle, a testimony to the goodness of God as we bring heaven to earth with our responses in our relationships with others.
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14)