our wagging tongue…again…..

Our words are like giant keys.  When you speak, you either open a gate of praise for God to walk through, or you open the gates of hell for the enemy to walk through.

Think about it.  Which are you doing?

When you meet a truly satisfied person, you can know that person is speaking right things.  That person is consistently speaking words of life from God’s Word!  And the same is true if you meet a person that is not satisfied with life.  It’s probably because his or her mouth isn’t lining up with God’s Word.

Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

I think that if we understand the power our words carry, we will experience the results of that power.  Our words matter.  They carry spiritual weight and we are ultimately accountable for how we use them.

Matthew 12:36-37 “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.  For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Eeek!  Every  idol word?  I personally wish Jesus hadn’t said that.  But He did.  And I don’t know the exact value of a word, but I do know this….A word is worth so much that God is recording every single one of them for eternity.

Yikes… and double yikes.

But the good news is that God is equipped with an erase button.  Because of God’s grace, when we confess our sins, including sins of the mouth, we are cleansed, erased and remembered no more!!  Woo Hooo!!

1 John 1;9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

PHEW!!!!  Thankfully, the same things that can give evidence of separation from God (our words) can connect us to Him as well.

You can determine your future quality of life….by the words you speak today.  Allow your mouth (and tongue) to line up with the Word of God…..now.

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