“A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth…
Last night I didn’t fall asleep as I expected I would. God knows what came over me. I was listening to a teaching audio and afterwards i was just awake! I’m glad about it for I ended up doing what I don’t think I’ve ever done before.
After listening to this audio I got the key! I understood the key. Speak what I want and do not speak what I don’t want. I notice many complain about what they don’t want, either out loud or in their own minds. I mostly have pointed out what I don’t like in my head. This is not the way, these complaining thoughts do not bring about a change. What brings about change is speaking the words of what I do want. God has given us this power. This power is used with our tongues, with our mouth.
In the wee hours of the morning I was looking for the scripture that says, death and life are in the power of the tongue. I was adamant about not using any devices because it was like 12 in the morning and if I wanted to sleep I was not going to let blue light further hinder me from sleeping. So I looked in my concordance, didn’t find what I was looking for. Yes, I did say to God something like where is the scripture, while continuing to believe that He will lead me to it. Well I found a scriptire that is a crossreference to the one I was looking for. That is the verse I opened this post with.
At a previous time of reading I underlined that part of verse 12 and wrote “- speak good” near that verse. Proverbs is a great book to read through by the way. Speak good because it says, ” a man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth,” Last night I loved the fruit of the words I was speaking – even before seeing proof. Hope sprang up in me about things that happened in my past – all things still work for good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
I am thankful I saw Proverbs 12:8 because I’m so used to hearing Proverbs 18:21. Like I said before these two verses crossreference each other. Once you begin speaking all that you want, you too will love the fruit that comes about.
Now, just a warning. This, I don’t believe is magic. Yet it is a wonderful thing that we can speak what we want and receive it. I believe once we speak it, continually and consistently, perhaps subconsciously we start to work towards it.
I’ve been learning that through consistency many things will come about. We consistently do things that we most likely dont think about and we became great in that work or thing we do. An example, spending time in God’s word. This has become a habit for me, I was taught to do this, to seek Him first this way. In a some previous weeks I had some issues with it but I thank God that that issue is resolved and I’m back on track to reading His word using the tool I started using. That is the Our Daily Bread monthly devotional booklet.
Speak life to what you want guys!
Utter not a word of what you do not want.
I am trusting in the Lord.
I am working more work hours.
Yes, even this is working towards good.
I forgive him and he forgives me.
The spirit of peace is within this relationship.
God is taking care of me.
I work in the strength of the Lord.
I will sleep well tonight.
The Lord speaks to me and I am familiar with His voice for I am His sheep.
My coworkers love me and they will become more like Christ.
I live in the favor of God and my managers.
No they are not racist, they love me and my kind, as I love them and their kind, we are in this together because we are human.
Guys, just keep in mind God’s word when writing these. God’s word is solid, let’s be in agreement with what He says in His word. Above all pray and say – ask for the help of God’s Holy spirit in this. If you are not saved, go to Jesus now, invite him into your heart, ask Him to be your Lord and Savior. Read these passages for more and may God give you the wisdom knowledge and understanding as you read His Word and seek Him. John 1 verses 10 to 13 (and the verses before and after if you’d like) and Romans 10(highlight on verses 9 and 10. Again read parts of this chapter or all of it).
Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts I’d love to talk with you about this.
Happy Wednesday !!!