Therefore

I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: Psalms 116:10 KJV

The time to speak in faith believing is not just when things are going well but in times of trial and conflict.

David was “afflicted” yet he believed and spoke. This is our pattern to follow when we are afflicted, persecuted, mistreated, and maligned.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV

Our words will determine our final outcome.


Fact & Fiction

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19 KJV

Each of us have two ears and one mouth. Perhaps God wants us to listen at least twice as much as we speak.

Gathering all the facts before we speak will save us a lot of embarrassment. There’s an old adage that says, “It’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

Researching the truth of a matter will also smooth out the emotional roller coaster of reacting to falsehoods.

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. James 1:20 KJV

Also, what we post on social media speaks loudly.


Words

Set a watch, O Lord , before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.  Psalms 141:3 KJV

Don’t get hung by your tongue. In other words, don’t say what you don’t want. Words hold the key to your future.

Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”  So, words are powerful. God’s Word, the Bible, warns us over and over to speak what God says and not what feelings or circumstance dictate.

God wants us to live, and have an abundant life.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV

Let’s determine to only speak words of life and blessing so that God can have His way in our lives.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV


What Do You Say?

I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalms 91:2 KJV

What do you say?

Your words are critical. They hold the power of life and death.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21

They fashion your future and bring you poverty or riches, lack or abundance, decrease or increase.

A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Proverbs 18:20 KJV

I choose to say, “In God I Trust.”

What do you say?


Speak Life


Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  Proverbs 18:21 KJV

One of the most overlooked truths in the Bible is that of speaking faith filled biblical words. 

Fortunately, there are more and more Christians waking up to the need to guard their tongue and speak what they want rather than the negative situation or circumstance they are facing.

David faced Goliath, a formidable foe, with words of faith’s victory in his mouth.

Brother Mark Hankins said a great truth concerning this event: “Don’t run at your enemy with your mouth closed!”

Your victory is in your mouth!

Your words will move mountains.

Speak life today.



Words of the Heart


A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. Proverbs 18:7 KJV

It might be good for you to listen to what you’re saying. The Bible, God’s Word, says that what comes out of your mouth issues from what is stored in your heart.

I’ll never forget the time when the Lord spoke to me and said, ” Listen to yourself. Do you really want what you’re saying? What you say is what is really in your heart.”

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. Matthew 15:18 KJV
Our words establish our environment and determine our future. They hold creative power for evil or for good. That’s why it is so important to guard your heart and listen to what comes out of it.

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.   But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.   For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:35‭-‬37 KJV.

The cure for a polluted heart is the Word of God.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:11 KJV

And that, Beloved, is my thought for today.


Words

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.  Proverbs 16:24 AMPC

You will have what you habitually say, for better or for worse, like it or not. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Your future is formed by your attitude and the words that issue from your heart.

The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.  Luke 6:45 AMPC


What I'm Thinking

An open letter from my heart to yours.