Words are not just to communicate. Words are to effect change in the circumstances of life. We are the ones who are to have dominion over this earth. [Genesis 1:26, 28] The way we’re to have dominion is by our words. That’s why it’s imperative that we watch every word that comes out of our mouths. What? Every Word? Yes, every word!
Not only are we to pray the right words, but we are to speak the right words all day long, 24/7! Wow – that’s a tall order! Yes it is but it’s do-able or God would not require us to do it. The more you practice watching your words, the easier it gets. We have to mean what we say and say what we mean. Otherwise we confuse our spirit.
John 15:7 (KJV) 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
1 John 5:14 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
Jesus tells us to abide in His Word. That means that we are to live in His Word, not just visit when we have a problem. His Word has to be the “go to” in everything we do. And He says that if we indeed abide in His Word and His Word is resident in us, then what we ask He will do because we’re asking according to what He has already said and given! Wow! It doesn’t get any better than that. Talk about living a confident, victorious life in the Lord!
Yes, that’s what we should continuously be doing so that the unsaved will sit up and notice that we’re different than they are and they’ll want what we have. That’s when we can tell them about our Jesus.
Matthew 12:36-37 (KJV) 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
This is a powerful scripture because it shows that idle words should never come out of our mouths. Idle words are non-productive words. They’re words that don’t produce any good thing. And this is where many people miss it. Just rambling on and on and venting and venting can cause you to say many things that you really don’t mean. It can also open the door for the devil to move right in a cause those “idle” words to come to pass. This is not good because you’re the one who is actually defeating yourself with idle words.
That’s why we must speak in line with what God has said and then we can see our desired results.
Stay tuned — Pamela