Words contain thoughts that shape our communication and behavior, and ultimately our future. What are right words? They are God’s words. Psalm 33:4 declares, “For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.” They come to us through the Holy Spirit who came from Heaven. He is the Spirit of Truth. One of His major Ministries is to dwell inside our hearts and teach us words from Heaven. (St. John 14:26) He brings health and wealth with Him through words and deposits them within us through teaching. Therefore, for success in 2014, we must submit our hearts to Him, allowing Him to deposit new, good words there for us to speak, replacing old evil ones. Proverbs 16:23 declares, “The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.” The Holy Spirit trains our mouth to talk Heavenly talk in a Heavenly manner. No arguing or cursing comes from Him. He does not teach us to murmur or complain. He teaches us Faith. Faith says what God has declared, not what our situations dictate.
The major focus of the Spirit’s training is our mouth. The tongue is unruly; it has to be trained to speak only good things. We must be disciplined by Him to keep our tongue from evil and our lips from speaking guile or deceit. Psalm 34:12 declares, “What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.” Our words can tear people down emotionally or build them up. We are to allow no corrupt communication to proceed out of our mouth, but only good words that will build up or encourage those who hear them. (Ephesians 4:28) Evil speaking produces destructive fruit that is eaten by our soul. This keeps it in a damaged state. In such a state, it cannot prosper. The heart of the wise must teach the mouth to speak correctly to bring restoration to the soul.
We must always use pleasant words in our communications with others to prosper our soul. III John 2 declares, “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. As we daily talk only good, pleasant words that the Holy Spirit teaches, we literally create spiritual Fruit that is transmitted to our soul which causes it to prosper. Proverbs 16:24 declares, “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” As our soul daily receives sweetness from the Spirit’s pleasant words that we speak, it prospers. Then we are certain to experience God’s best.
This year, determine to submit to the Holy Spirit and practice speaking good, pleasant words in your communications with others, even with disagreeable individuals. You will certainly be blessed in the process. Psalm 103:5 declares, “Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. God Bless.
From Pastor Leroy Rankinhttp://www.christabundantlifeministries.org