Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
We as a people have become so conscious of what we eat and how tainted it is but do we ever think of what we put into our spirits on a day to day basis. What is in a man’s heart is what will come will eventually come out of his mouth.
Have you ever been surprised at what comes out of your mouth when something catches you off guard? It can be very telling. Proverbs 17:28 says “Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
A friend and I were talking the other day about how God has been really working on our mouths and to what we say. We realized that so much of peoples’ conversation often times centered around the gossip or criticism of others. When we were not in that mud bath we were murmuring and complaining about life issues.
You would be surprised how short and sweet you conversations become when you are putting your mouth on hold. It really is very freeing.
I may not be the most glib and entertaining person to be around but I know that more times than not what I say now will not be displeasing to my heavenly Father. That is so much more important than being the most popular person around.
God said today that his children have lost a reverence for him as God. Yes he is our Father but his is also God that is to be honored and revered. Too often children of this generation do not have the proper respect for their parents.
They take that attitude into the relationship that they have with their heavenly Father. He is holy and we need to take our shoes off in his presence more often.
Yes we are of the dispensation of Grace but that does not mean we are to be one of greasy Grace.
As you sit in God’s presence today let him reveal the wonderfulness of his holiness.
Change your thinking, change your attitude and it will change you life.