Jesus said in Matthew 12:34, “… for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” It does not take long to locate a person in their spiritual walk with the Lord by hearing them talk. James 3:10 says, “Out of the same mouth proceeds blessings and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not be so.” In one breath, a person will tell you how they love God because they attended church. In the very next breath, they will tell you about their night at the bar.

The words of our mouth are laying a foundation for our lives. Yet, we speak so casually; “My back is killing me, these kids are driving me crazy, I can’t remember anything.” There is no value to the words we speak. The more careless we are with our words, the more careless our lives will be. Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Are you speaking good things into your life and to those around you?

In Genesis, God literally spoke life into existence. Every time God said something, things happened. In Mark 11:22 Jesus said, “… Have faith in God.” That literally means to have the faith of God, or you could say, the God kind of faith. God knew when He spoke His words were going to work. Jesus goes onto to explain this God kind of faith. In Mark 11:23 he says, “…that whosoever shall SAY unto this mountain, be removed, and be cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he SAYS shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAYS.”

The words we speak matter. What you are speaking out carelessly is a reflection of that which is in your heart. We need to check up on our mouths to see what sort of fruit we are producing. “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart will bring forth good,” Jesus said in Matthew 12:35. People are either made or broken in life by the words spoken to them. In Romans 10:17 the Bible says, “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing…” What we continually hear spoken is what we will base our faith on. Do we want the harvested crop of what we have been speaking?

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