Is Your mouth saved? That was the most interesting question I heard this morning as I watched Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer. The entire message was good, but for some reason, this question stood out. I immediately began to ponder this question only to to realize just like some of you, I have found myself saying things I should not say. Not that these things are dirty or unclean, nevertheless, they shouldn't be said. Such as saying that I am sick and tire of a given situation. Although Joyce named many, this one really hit home for me.
Out of frustration, I have found myself saying that phrase. Whether it was having to constantly tell my children to clean their rooms, or wash the dishes, or to make better choices. Whatever the case may have been, I am or was guilty of making that comment.
When I heard Juoyce talking about the things we say that we should be aware of, I immediately paid attention. Sure, we all know that life and death are in the power of the tongue (see Proverbs 18:21), but how many of us really pay attention to the common sayings that we have heard and said since childhood? Things like, "oh you tickle me to death," or "I hate this or that" (you can fill in the blank).Not realizing that we are bringing those things into existence.
Regardless of what is common to us, or how insignificantly we think something is, the bottom line is that we will have what we say-good or bad.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he...
...for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.