Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words. Proverbs 18:21 AMP
The problem is, we simply don’t believe our words have any value at all. For far too long, we have said whatever we wanted with little or no regard to the consequences. We blurt out whatever is on our mind. We curse what God has blessed and bless what God has cursed. We think so highly of ourselves and so lowly of our Creator. We want what we want, but never what He wants. We do what feels good to us, even if it hurts other people.
I’ve listened in horror while hearing the flippant saying; You’re killing me! I confronted one Spirit filled young lady and she rolled her eyes and said, “It’s just a saying, it doesn’t mean anything!” Umm really? Let’s go back up to Proverbs 18:21.
Parents are appauled when bad things happen to their children, but they refuse to hold them accountable for their words and teach them of their value. We’ve become a society who just think it’s cool to talk like the world, form opinions like the world and walk off the cliff with the world. How strange to bite into an apple only to taste an orange? That’s what we’ve become! Is it just me? Does no one else see the blatant rejection of our heritage in the Lord? We want all the good stuff, but we don’t want to be different and speak like God.
Instead of speaking the problems, how about speaking the Word. When we bind our words with His Word, we get into covenant with them and NOTHING will be impossible to them that believe. Start now BEFORE you need a miracle. Believe God in the little and He will make you ruler over the much. Don’t live with one foot in the world and one foot in the Word. Jump in with both feet and believe EVERYTHING God said He will do.
Oh Father, I ask forgiveness for every idle word spoken over my lifetime. Thank You for redeeming me and setting me free. Make me mindful of the power in my words. Help me to speak blessings, not to curse my brother or sister. Put a watch guard on my mouth that I may not speak evil. All the days of my life, may I declare Your Word and see the powerful fruit of my labor. It’s in Jesus name and for Your glory, Amen