Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV).
If we were to physically be forced to eat the words we speak, we would make sure to choose words that tasted good enough to have well-seasoned and digestible conversation. We would become very quick to listen and very slow and thoughtful to speak. The more I learn about walking in faith, the more I realize just how powerful words truly are. We will eat the fruit of our words.
Consider for a moment the flippant things we say without thinking, especially to ourselves. We speak sickness, pain, poverty, bad relationships etc over ourselves. We call ourselves stupid, dumb, airheaded, powerless, incompetent, blind, deaf, dumb and everything in between. We may tell ourselves we are kidding, but out of the abundance of our hearts our mouths speak. And what we speak fills our hearts. So again – what is we had to eat those words?
Our words are more powerful than we think because we have God’s Creative Power at work within us. Words can build up and they can destroy. Speaking the Word of God builds faith,and when we speak it aloud, it penetrates our hearts. The more of God’s word we speak to ourselves, the more we fill our hearts and the more we will speak it.
We have what we say. Speak the life-giving, life-affirming, life-sustaining Word of God and eat the fruit that comes from it!