Matthew 15:11 says it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of it. The scripture also says in Proverbs 18:21 that death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that use it will eat of the fruit thereof.
You should always season your thoughts and your words with grace before you unleash them from your mouth. In essence, your words have to be recycled through God’s filter system (the word), then they become good seeds.
No corrupt word-seeds should ever proceed out of your mouth, but words worthy of edification should be the issues of life proceeding from your heart.
Words do have consequences, and they need to be guarded and guided through the recycling system of God’s word – always.
Despite all of the negativities flying around in the world today, we can choose to stay positive by the words of our declarations – agreeing with God’s words.
God’s words bring life! You have the power in your tongue to bring to life – a deadened heart when the words from your mouth align with the truth in God’s word. You have the words of life in you, and all you need to do is to release them!
…excerpts of Pastor Dawn’s last sermon as penned by the stylus of a ready scribe! (Ps. 45:1)