READ: Proverbs 18:20-21 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Yesterday we talked about being careful what we eat. It is not right to expect God to heal our bodies when we abuse them with what we put into them.
Just like we are what we eat - we will be what we speak!
The Bible tells us that by the fruit of our mouth our stomach will be filled. What we speak out produces a harvest. Another words our words have so much power that what we say is what we will have.
I was walking through a store the other day and I heard a lady say to her husband, "Nothing ever goes right for us.... why is that"? Notice the negativity that she said - "Nothing ever goes right for us". It's a very hard habit to break, but the Word of God is very clear. The power of LIFE and DEATH is in the tongue.
How do we break a habit of speaking negativity over ourselves and our family? We have been given the Holy Spirit to walk with us each day. We are never alone! The Holy Spirit will provide the help that we need to have power and control over our tongue. All we need to do is ask for the Holy Spirit's help.
Today, spend some time listening to the words that you say - are they negative? Are they positive? What your speaking will be the harvest of your life!
Dear God, Please help me to be aware of the words that I speak. I am sorry for speaking words of death over myself and my loved ones. I want to learn to speak LIFE.