Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
This scripture verse that’s quoted frequently attests to the importance and desirability of our words and thoughts being consistent with God’s Word and will. This text literally says, “Let what I speak and what my heart talks to itself be a delight to You, Lord.” The acceptance of our words in God’s sight is dependent upon their being consistent with what our hearts feel or think. The truth of this scripture urges us to always speak the kind of words that confirm what we believe or think in our hearts about God, His love, and His power. If we believe but contradict that belief with careless words from our mouths that’s not acceptable in God’s sight.
Remember the lesson of Cain’s sacrifice (Genesis 4:1-7): what is unacceptable is not only faithless and fruitless; it may also become deadly. Our lives are a sacrifice before God daily…..the words of our mouths are to be watched over minute by minute.
The Word in our hearts is what transforms us and matures us in Jesus Christ. The Word of God is a light and a mirror to help us see ourselves, to search our hearts and to recognize and acknowledge our sins. Godly living requires radical change in our speech, conduct, and thinking. We must endeavor to speak and think only in ways that we know please the Lord.
In Matthew 15:16-18 (AMP), Jesus is explaining to Peter the parable that defilement comes from within taken from Matthew 15:1-14 (please go back and read it).
16 And He said, “Are you still so dull [and unable to put things together]? 17 Do you not understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? 18 But whatever [word] comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what defiles and dishonors the man.
God want us to honor Him with the words of our mouth and to honor Him with our hearts. Living faith and true worship requires that the words from our mouths and the meditation of our hearts are aligned and that they are together to avoid being called hypocrites. Our praises to God and our faith in God emanate from lips that draw from the depths of the heart; therefore, we must be mindful that our confessing of God’s promises be in alignment with our hearts and without hyprocrisy.
The Bible tells us in James 3:8-10(NKJV) – But no man can tame the tongue, it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. It is said that the true source of the unruly evil produced by the tongue is hell. At one end the tongue spits deadly poison; at the other end it is manipulated by wicked spirits; therefore, no man can tame it. Words have creative power. We have to learn how to call those things that be not as though they are.
But Roman 4:17 (NKJV) says, (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed ---God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things that do not exist as though they did.
God has made us in His image and we can create those things that be not as though they were. We can speak life.
Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. A person’s life mainly reflects the fruit of his/her tongue.
To speak life is to speak God’s perspective on any issue of life; to speak death is to declare life’s negatives, to declare defeat, or complain constantly. Words have creative power. We can create or kill with our words. We can prophesy our future if it is in the will of God. And what is the will of God? The Word of God. . .Jesus said, I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Who does not want abundant life? Those who wants to be lazy,
On Thursday, July 23, Minister Ned Christie asked, “How Bad Do You Want It?”
Do you want the abundant life bad enough to decree and declare what God has already said? The words we speak determines that way we live. We have to eat the Word of God daily and at least two – three times a day. We have to make the Word of God final authority over our lives. There is power to keeping the Word of God in front of our eyes and going into our ears. That’s how it gets into your heart, so you can live by it. Psalm 119:11 (AMP), Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Joshua 1:8: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.
For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Meditate: This Hebrew word denotes an active recitation, a respeaking of God’s words; therefore, they shall not depart from your mouth.
From this day forward may we seek to live an abundant life. Don’t worry about whether or not you will stop serving God because if you keep God in everything you will thank and praise Him for your abundance. Don’t worry about what your family, friends, and neighbors are going to say nor what they will do to you.
Numbers 23:19 (AMP) “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken and will He not make it good and fulfill it?
Please understand that God is immutable, never changing in nature, character, or in what He says. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 – NKJV)
Well, we’re going to keep our eyes on Jesus and stay in the Word of God, search the promises of God and speak them on a consistent basis. We have to align ourselves our lives with the Word of God.
Remember ladies, we cannot speak contrary words to the way we want our lives and the lives of our children, our children’s children and descendants to go!!!!!! It does not matter how godly you may perceive yourself to be if you don’t get your words lined up with speaking abundance for your lives something is definitely wrong. Please don’t think that you can speak words of lack, destruction, and defeat and have a life of abundance and victory.With our words we can either bless or curse. Let’s be a blessing. Amen!