01 Choose What You Speak


 Choose What You Speak

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
Matthew 15:18 ESV


On average, an adult speaks 16,000 words in a day – about 1,000 words per waking hour. Our minds reveals what we think, not necessarily what God thinks. Our emotions reveal what we feel, not what God feels. And, our wills reveal what we want, not what God wants. Through the words we speak, we express our thoughts, emotions and desires.

It is impossible to overestimate the importance of our words – they can create or destroy, build up or tear down, encourage or discourage. Receive this revelation: Words are containers for power.

It is unacceptable to God when our words bring hurt and destruction to others. The world is full of discouragement and negative feedback. People need to be encouraged, not discouraged!

We should neither allow the power of our words to bring hurt and discouragement upon ourselves. Our confessions, what we say about ourselves, must agree with what God says in His Word. This is essential if we are to bring about positive change in our lives.

Alignment of our words with the power of God’s Word brings profound effect. Many people believe that the Word of God only gives us information, but the Word is so much more! God’s words are filled with supernatural power, the power that changes our lives.

According to Proverbs 18:21, words can broadcast faith or fear, blessing or cursing, life or death.
How do you use your 16,000+ words each day? Do you speak words that release the power of God’s words and thoughts into your life and all its challenges? Do you speak God’s words into others’ lives?

If this is a new idea to you or if you just need to be more consistent, ask God for His help. Speak Psalm 19:14 as your prayer and confession, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.”

God is faithful and He will help you choose what you speak.

Will you choose to watch how you talk about your problems when there’s nobody around to hear you? Now, that’s the choice-driven life!


Today’s Bible Reading:

Genesis 1-2; Mark 1; Psalm 19





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  1. Speaking God’s Word is a major key to releasing your faith. The Bible strongly emphasizes the importance of the believer’s confession and the power of the tongue. God says that His Word cannot return to Him void of results! As believers, it is our responsibility to return His Word by giving voice to it with a bold confession of faith (Isa. 55:11).

  2. God, who created everything, created everybody, including you. You may look in the mirror and see flaws/ But God designed every wrinkle and every freckle, every crinkle and even numbered the hairs on your head. Luke 12:7 When He created you, he considered you vry good. Do you?

  3. Bobby Kamaroes says:

    I love this; I really, really do. I have heard many teachings on this, but somehow today it clicked with me how important our words are. I can be pretty negative when I am by myself; I have made a choice today to start watching my own thought and my own words.

  4. Awesome reminder of the power of our words, Olga. I firmly believe that very few of us really know or understand how powerful the words we speak every day really are. Not only over our own lives but over the lives of others.

  5. Really great simple and powerful post. I am amazed on how much in scripture there is about speaking selectively, speaking less than listening, and speaking life-giving words. Great study.

  6. Awesome blog! Words to live by thank you so much for the word from the Lord.

  7. That’s an incredible statistic of how many words we speak! Imagine the good that could be done if we chose only to speak positive words.
    Great post Olga!

  8. Death and life are in the power of the tongue….we live out what we speak…thank you for sharing!

  9. “God is faithful and He will help you choose what you speak.” … a very true word, Olga.

    I was amazed by the number of words per hour we speak, on average… Yikes! Here at home we are having a family reunion and we have often remarked to ourselves how quiet we are as a family. We have fun and talk a lot, but we are also comfortable with silence. .

    I believe it’s important to have as much time of silence as we have of talking, so that we can let God have a word in edge-wise… and then we can begin to speak like He does. I wish I did this MORE often!

  10. Wow, that’s a lot of words we speak per day. Imagine if every word spoken uplifted another person’s life or our own life? What positive impact we are producing for each other.

  11. Words= Power! Choose what you speak & think! Yes! Proverbs is filled with so much wisdom for us.
    “words can broadcast faith or fear, blessing or cursing, life or death.” TRUTH!
    Thanks Olga!

  12. Great reminder, Olga. For me, I believe that saying cruel words can wreck a life but a loving words can always heal and bless.
    Thanks for sharing this great post, Olga.

  13. anita partanen says:

    WOW!!! Now I will speak out scriptures that jump out at me. Instead of only reading and expect change to occur in my life.

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