When you don’t know what to say, say what God has to say about you. Speak the Bible language that is meant to bless your life, to encourage you and to stimulate you. Learn that language and ditch the lingo of doubt and fear. So much negativity resides in what we say. We are so used to saying certain phrases and expressions that it doesn’t bother us when we speak words of discouragement. They are a part of our vocabulary and we can’t get rid of them just like that. Our words are powerhouses. They can be houses of a great positive power or houses of a big negativity that attracts more negativity. I know that working on what I say has helped me tremendously. I don’t want to spread negativity or to distribute despair and fear.
I want to speak up for God and to stand in the comfort of His words so that others can be comforted. My message today is to speak hope, speak love, speak joy, speak faith and speak Jesus every day. We hear enough about hatred, misery, deception, fear, doubt and the enemy. It’s time we took the narrative back and let God express Himself through us. What does the Word of God have to say about our words? The book of Proverbs has a lot to say on the subject.
Proverbs 16:24 “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Kind words are the words that should be coming out of our mouth. Anything that is nice and kind should be what we say. Are God’s words kind? Absolutely! Speaking His words is speaking kindness. His Spirit can inspire us to speak kindness and to bring health to people through our words. Next time you are tempted to say something harsh, remember that those words would cause bitterness and poor health when spoken. They can make people sick and they can make people sad. They can make you sick and they can make you sad.
Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.” Give life through your words. Quench people’s spiritual thirst by serving them the life-giving water that lies in your words. God gives us wisdom. You can easily share that wisdom through your words. Plan to do that every day.
Proverbs 18:20 “Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach; the right words on a person’s lips bring satisfaction.” What are the right words? You can easily get to the right words when you let the Lord be your source of inspiration. Spend time in the Word of God and you will have the right words to say at the right time and at the right person.
Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” I want my words to be as gentle as possible. It takes a lot of practice and it takes time but when I think of the impact of my words and the potential of creating so much good through them, I know the effort is worth it.
Proverbs 11:17 “Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel.” Speaking God’s words nourishes our souls. His words give life and they stabilize us. They help with our emotions and our feelings. They keep us focused on what is good and pure.
Be good to your soul and speak God’s words. Be good to your spirit and speak God’s words. Be good to your heart and speak God’s words. Be good to others and speak God’s words to them. Let your words be from God all the time.
Suggested reading: Psalm 19:14; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:26