How to tame that tongue!
Posted on: November 8, 2016
Have you tried repeating Red lorry, Yellow lorry really quick.
Go on, I’m waiting. Try it!
Now, that’s what our life’s like most days. We want to say the right things but end up saying all the wrong things.
The Bible states in James 3 that the tongue is a flame of fire and can set your whole life on fire if you do not control it. Your tongue is setting the course of your life, in the direction it is going.
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The word of God conveys to us that ‘no one can tame the tongue’. But, we have the Holy Spirit of God, our Helper, Our stand-by, Our Best friend.
He helps us tame our tongue as He did for the disciples in Acts 2. The first thing the Lord wants changed in us, is our tongue.
Stop speaking what you feel or see. Stop speaking words of defeat.
Start speaking words of victory.Start by speaking the word of God on your life everyday and then, on your children too.
Jesus said ‘My words are spirit and life’ (john6:63)
God our creator spoke things into existence.
Genesis 1:27 says we are made in the image of God and our words have power too.
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5 things to think of before you speak.
Is it necessary?
Many a times I see as social beings, in our conversations , we say things that would absolutely not make a difference in someone else’s life.
I mean some of the stuff that comes out of our mouths is just so unnecessary.
Do you speak everything that comes to your mind?
Jesus too didn’t answer the 2 hostile questions that were asked to him just before His crucifixion- He didn’t think it necessary.
Is it Kind?
Proverbs 28:13 says a soft tongue can break hard bones.
Before the tongue can speak it should have lost it’s power to wound.
Let your speech and words be seasoned with salt speaking kind words to all who come across you.
Is it helpful?
Are your words going to be of any help to the person or only add to their grief and confusion.
Don’t speak empty words that do not help. Let your words give direction and solutions to peoples problems.
In the bible when Job lost his family, property and mind- his friends didn’t exactly comfort him with their words but instead added confusion and their words made him more miserable.
Add value to someone’s life with your words.
Is it inspiring?
Do your words inspire people to grow.
Let your words encourage and edify others.
Your words should give people direction.
Is it true?
Is it the truth that fills your mouth or lies, heresies, false information, gossip, exaggeration?
Make sure whatever you speak is true.
Double check information about others.
More than anything let the word of God which is the truth be on your tongue>
Could you make some changes about the content of your speech?
Roar with me:
The words of my mouth and meditations of my heart are acceptable before God(psalm 119:14)
On my tongue is the law of kindness.(prov 31:26)
Rivers of living water flow out through me.(John 7:38)
Pray in agreement with me :
Holy Spirit arrest my tongue and let rivers of life, health, love and healing flow out from me.
Let my words encourage, edify and comfort all around me. Let my tongue be a blessing in Jesus name.(John 7:38, James 3:11, 1 Cor 14:3)