Put Your Mouth on A Diet
My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments [are] righteousness.
God has much to say to Believers about the importance of what comes out of their mouths. John 3:31 speaks of the man who “…talks the language of the earth [his words are from an earthly standpoint]” (AMP).
Many people believe that they have tried everything yet nothing seems to bring about desired changed in their lives. Do you feel like that sometimes? If you do, perhaps you need to align your mouth with God’s Word. What do I mean by this?
Our mouths can literally bring us life or bring us death. We choose life by choosing our thoughts. By consistently taking authority over our thoughts, we put the language of the world away and rise up to a higher level of communication within ourselves and with others.
Our words must agree with what God says about us and our confessions must be aligned to our covenant with God. You see, when our words are out of alignment with the covenant of God, our flesh is also out of line with His Word.
An understanding of the importance of our words is foundational to our becoming the manager of both what goes into and what comes out of our mouths. Jesus said, ” …It’s what comes out of a man’s mouth that defiles him” (Matthew 15:11).
Just as we need discipline to implement a healthy lifestyle, changing what comes out of our mouths begins with a choice that is reinforced through consistency. The change process is threefold: 1) Our thoughts, 2) become what we speak, which in turn becomes 3) what we act out.
If we discipline our mouths, we will desire the right things. We will not defile and frustrate ourselves to unintentionally hinder our destiny. It all begins with our speaking the language of the Kingdom, not the language of the curse!
Proverbs 7:2-3 says, “Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” But how is this done? How do we write God’s laws on the tablets of our hearts?
In Psalm 45:1 we read, “…My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” In other words, we use our tongues (mouths) to write our lives. It is that simple…And that difficult. James 3:8 tells us that “the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.” It’s up to us to exert discipline over our mouths.
If we fail to take charge of our mouths, nothing in the world can help us. What goes on outside of us is often a mirror of what is going on within us. When there is disorder, confusion and turmoil around us, it usually indicates that there are at least thought seeds of negative words within us.
But you and I have the choice to sanctify what we speak. In other words, we can take control of what comes out of our mouths by aligning our thoughts with God’s Word.
How about beginning by speaking Psalm 119:2 (MSG) as a prayer: “… Train me in your ways of wise living. I’ll transfer to my lips all the counsel that comes from your mouth.”
Go for it! You can do it! You’re a Believer! Speak His Word!
Will you choose to put your mouth on a healthy diet, abundant in God’s Word and aligned with His covenant? Now, that’s the choice-driven life!
Today’s Bible Reading:
Ezekiel 1-3; John 1
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