The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it’s fruit. Proverbs 18:21 NIV
What are you speaking over your life? Are you speaking words of power or destruction? Are you building others up with the word of God…. or are you tearing them down every chance you get? Wives, are you uplifting and praying for your husband…. or are you bashing him every time something doesn’t go your way? Mothers, are you speaking life into your children… or are you telling them they just like they no good daddy or that they’ll never be this or that? Ladies we have to take back control over our mouths and use it for good and not evil. IT’S TIME TO WATCH OUR MOUTH!!!!!
Do not let and unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Ephesians 4:29-31 NIV
I know you may be thinking “it’s not that serious Miracle… because if somebody wanna hurt me, stab me in my back, or pop off at the mouth I’m going to pop back.” Sis, don’t you know how powerful your words truly are? God spoke the world into being with the power of his words. So what makes you think yours don’t have power? I know if you don’t go off you feel as though you’re being walked on, taken advantage of, and whatever else… but who do you rather please? Your flesh that’s gone be telling you “yaaasss girl…. you told them off.. you told them a piece of your mind! Now I bet they won’t try you again) or will you choose to die to your flesh and do what pleases your father in heaven? Proverbs 15:1 says that “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” So next time you’re faced with a decision to pop off.. DON’T!!!
Wives we definitely have to watch what we say to our husbands. As men they face challenges in their everyday lives we will never know about. So while their out catching hell from this world trying to provide for us…. they walk through the doors of their home and BAM their we are ready to unleash more. “You work to much, why you always tired, how come you never buy me roses… so and so husband buy them some every week, pick yo socks off the floor, put the toilet seat down, gosh get another job you can’t even afford to get my nails, toes,and hair done.” Sounds crazy right ?!?! Well that’s how you sound to your husband. I remember when my husband and I first got married. I was so immature and in some ways still broken from my past and I would unleash that on him. Like he was my personal punching bag or something. He sat me down one day after he had alone time with God and told me I was being like rot in his bones. Was that harsh and a tough pill to swallow? YES!!! But was is it true? ABSOLUTELY!!! Proverbs 12:4 says that “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.” NOW….. I speak life into my husband, I pray for him daily that the Lord guides and direct his footstep. You see… I WATCH MY MOUTH even in my marriage! I respect my husband enough to not yell at him, degrade him all because i’m upset, or make him feel like all he do for me isn’t appreciated. I never make him feel anything less than the king he is in my heart and a wonderful leader of our home… and I’ve learned to win him over with my gentle and QUIET spirit (1 Peter 3:4) for when we do have a disagreement.
Now let’s get down to the unwholesome talk. Sis you can be the most beautiful woman in the world but a foul mouth and a bad attitude will make you down right unattractive. James 3:9-10 “with the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. We can not be in church on Sundays singing “I surrender all to you” then Monday – Saturday cursing people out, gossiping, backbiting and degrading others. If this is an area you struggle with I encourage you now to stop reading and go get on your face before the Lord and surrender your tongue to him.
But I tell you that everyone will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:36
So today I encourage you to take a look at what flows out of your mouth. Are your words filled with life or death, victory or defeat, hate or love, joy or depression, bitterness or blessings, complaining or compliments, lust or love? With your words you can help build yourself and others up or you can use them to spiral into SELF destruction. Choose today to use your words for the building up of yourself, others, and the Kingdom of God.
To know God is to have found REAL love. Love you all soooo much