I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. – Psalms 81:10
Our WORDS Have POWER…
Have you ever just been in traffic or over heard a conversation and just really wanted to give someone a piece of your mind? I know I have…
This verse REALLY worked me over the other day. Egypt is always a symbol of sin in the Bible. God in His amazing grace has provided you and I a way out of sin. So therefore according to the scripture you and I have been bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:20).
We are NOT our own.
We belong to JESUS!
Our sin has been paid for. When I say paid for…I mean we are totally debt free when it comes to our sins.
We have been pulled out of the pit of slavery to sin. Because of what JESUS did on the cross, you and I have been redeemed.
So because of that our words that we speak to each other need to be HIS words.
What do I mean?
The next time your angry with your spouse, or a friend… before you just spout some smart-elicit comment off to them…remember this verse.
Let God fill your mouth with the words you SHOULD speak, not what you think you should speak.
When you feel like you’ve been wronged, and you’re about to give a piece of your mind to that person…REMEMBER… Let JESUS fill your mouth with the words you SHOULD SAY! You’ve wrong Jesus alot more than that person has wronged you…and what is wonderful is that JESUS still loves and forgive you.
When your kids push you the wrong way (and trust me they will) instead of lashing out in anger and saying something that you know you’re going to come back in an hour and apologize for saying, STOP! Remember to let JESUS fill your mouth with the words HE WANTS YOU TO SAY!
Our words have consequences…check this out… ( I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, – Matt 12:36 )
You can also replace the word careless with: hurtful, thoughtless, mean, and vindictive.
So, how do we go about fixing and resolving this? We stop, and we PRAY! I mean we actually have a conversation with the GOD of the universe and ask him to take control of actions and your words. The Bible says that if we lack wisdom we should ask God for it, and he will grant this request (James 1:5 ). Second We dig into God’s word. I mean we need to really open the Bible and find what God says on certain issues. The Bible is a love letter. Have you ever gotten a love letter? You don’t just skim through it….you pour over that thing. You are excited over the content. The same is true of God’s Word. Take time today to look at what He’s trying to tell you, it just might change your life.
Today let me challenge us all… before we speak, allow JESUS to fill our mouths with the words we should be saying.