Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21)
The thermostat on the wall in your home is set to continually monitor the temperature. The thermostat constantly calls for a certain temperature and works ceaselessly toward that goal.
You also have a built in thermostat. It’s your mouth. And right now it is bringing into your life what you’ve set it on! You and I are calling things into our lives with the words of our mouth every day. Whatever you allow yourself to verbalize and believe is what is coming into your future. Don’t confess what you don’t want because one day it may show up!
Words are powerful. God creates with them. And in a large way, you create in your world what you have with your words. Don’t use them lightly. Fill your words with faith and confidence in God. Rid yourself of the habit of talking about negative and unseemly things.
Fill your words each day with healing, blessing, favor, abundance, success, boldness, compassion, love, and courage. You may feel none of these things, but if you’ll set your thermostat there, and keep it working, little by little your personal life temperature will begin to agree with your thermostat. It’s a never ending principle from the time you’re born until the day you go to be with Jesus (See James 3:1-6).
Words can move mountains, heal disease, mend relationships, produce abundance, cancel fear and doubt, bring the presence of God, and soothe the spirit and soul. Fill your words today with what you know the Father wants in your life. Let your words agree with God’s word.
Start today where you are. Don’t brood over the past. Get up and fight the fight of faith! You’re a winner! A conqueror! You are the Father’s favored one! Talk the way you believe, not the way you feel. Speak the answer, not the problem today. Keep your thermostat set on victory!
Here are some scriptures that emphasize the importance of your words. They can change how you value your own words. Read them over and over again:
James 3:2-6 – For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. (3) Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. (4) Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. (5) Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! (6) And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
Hebrews 11:3 – By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 3:1 – Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,
Proverbs 6:2 – You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.
Proverbs 8:7-8 – For my mouth will speak truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. (8) All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
Proverbs 8:13 – The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.
Proverbs 10:11 – The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs 12:13 – The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous will come through trouble.
Proverbs 12:14 – A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.
Proverbs 12:18 – There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.
Proverbs 12:25 – Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
Proverbs 13:2 – A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence
Proverbs 13:3 – He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 15:23 – A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
Proverbs 16:23-24 – The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. (24) Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones
Proverbs 17:20 – He who has a deceitful heart finds no good, and he who has a perverse tongue falls into evil.
Proverbs 17:27-28 – He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit. (28) Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.
Proverbs 18:7 – A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 18:20-21 – A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. (21) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 21:23 – Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 – Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; therefore let your words be few. (3) For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice is known by his many words.
Matthew 12:34-37 – Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”