I’ve been thinking a lot about how much the words we hear create things within us. I confess that I was never the person but attentive to the way of speaking during my life. When I gave myself to Christ, however, I began to police more about things that came out of my mouth.
I find it most interesting to remember that God created the heavens and the earth declaring things. He did not use his powerful hands and he was not even joking to model some things. All of His power was manifested in matter through His words. “Let there be light”, “Let the earth produce herbs” among other phrases.
Seeing that after creating all these things the Bible says that “God saw that it was good” is clear that through his words the Lord was creating blessings.
The Greek word for “bless” is ευλογεω (eulogeu). That is a mixture between the words “speak” and “make prosperous or happy”. This shows that our speech has the power to create happiness and prosperity around us. But have we used this power only to create good things?
Enough to complain!
One of the evils I see most in the day-to-day among Christians is constant murmuring and pessimism. I get annoyed at thinking how a people who have been chosen to enjoy the riches of the Kingdom of God can live in such a negative way.
At all times we hear about the difficulties, or about life “going”. I also tired of hearing the phrase “I can’t take this life anymore”.
I believe that this murmuring is one of the reasons that many can not see the full joy of Jesus Christ. We have the power to choose the things that come out of our mouths and we use that to complain all the time.
“Nor murmur, as some of them murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.” (1 Cor. 10:10)
Murmuring gives room for the devil to destroy us! If we want to beat him in our day to day, stop complaining is the first step.
Watch your mouth
There are some biblical texts that I want to connect here before continuing this reflection.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it comes the questions of life. Remove the evil mouth from you, and turn away your perverse lips.” (Proverbs 4: 23-24)
“And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity, so the tongue is among our members, that it defile the whole body, and inflame the course of nature, and is inflamed with hell” (James 3: 6)
“My brethren, it is not fitting that these things should be so: from some spring, out of the same place, springs fresh water and bitter water?” (James 3: 10-11)
In the first text, we see that something that we must do to guard our heart, which is where the questions of life (and not death) come from, is to remove evil from our mouths. When we stop saying things in pessimistic ways, we are protecting our hearts.
As in the second text, it is said that the simple act of speaking is able to contaminate with the whole body with hell.
And in the third, we see that we have the power to create life and create death. Of blessing and of cursing. If we live by the Spirit, it could never be that way.
Beware of what you tell others
It is also important to pay attention to the things we say to the people who live with us. Knowing that the word has a great power, through what we speak we can hurt someone we love.
I do not even need to quote how many phrases we hear every day about not being able to do anything. Phrase that nullify a person’s worth. Or until they destroy hopes and dreams. We must guard against these things and focus entirely on blessing one another.
Words generate deep marks of death or life in people’s souls. So I suggest to all the brothers that they begin to strive to exchange the words of negativism with words of positivism.
Having a grateful heart is one of the things that can most satisfy our Spirit and give us even more intimacy with God.
Begin the day thanking God for the gift of life. Thank the health of your family members. For food on your desk. For the opportunity we can, through Jesus, be called children. At all times, change the murmuring by words of blessing. Replace “it’s hard” with “everything will get better”.
I assure you, by the authority of Jesus, that the peace that surpasses all human understanding comes to your hearts through this little act!
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Thank you, that really helped my faith and my view of life as we know it on this Earth. Sometimes life on Earth didn’t seem that good to me, but your blog really helped my outlook on life! Thank you so much!
I agree with most of your comment. However, after readind 1Thessalonians CH 5, I don’t believe that it’s necessary or even helpful to ‘give God all the details and let Him sort it out’. Our God is omniscient and knows all the details and circumstances a lot better than we do. His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He cannot get information from us that he does not already have. The scripture I mentioned tells us to be thankful in all situations, not necessarily ‘for’ all situations. I believe the Hebrews walked around the wilderness for 40 years instead of 11 days because of their murmuring and complaining.
I do agree with you about being truthful and balanced when confronting a loved one or neighbor about a particular situation. I have found it can be very challenging to get my point across in a truthful, sympathetic, and compassionate manner when dealing with a complicated topic. I’ve prayed first about what to say and how to say it and I haven’t been neglected by God yet. Have a blessed day.
Amen and thanks for sharing
Thank you for your words of wisdom. May God continue to give you knowledge of his words.
I appreciate your blogs, most of the time they come up when I am going through the very issue you are addressing. Like you I have been around brothers and sisters in Christ that have not put this into place in their mouths and minds. Keep on shining the light of CHRIST JESUS LOVE.
Thank you for the reminder. We should be speaking Life into our lives.
Literally was just talking about this very thing when this popped up. Keep going brother! God is moving powerfully through you. I am so proud to count myself as a sibling with all these wonderful sisters and brothers in Christ. This was such confirmation and continued proof of His moment to moment absolute love of us! Thank you for sharing your God given talents and heart for God and His everlasting fidelity to His Church. Someday I’ll say this in Heaven to you. It’ll be glorious! What a beautiful time to be a Christian!!
We will meet there! God bless you!
Coincidentally, I just gave this word to my church last Sunday. What we speak truly has power over our lives and the lives of others. I sometimes realize the blessings come when we speak the word in faith. The evil one will try to steal your blessings through negativity, gossip and curses spoken by others toward us. It can also be because of unforgiveness toward others. I confess have been guilty of such myself. Sometimes, we hurt others and don’t apologize. Apologizing for your behavior is important with our relationship with God. Enough said. God bless you!
Thanks this is very true this stregthen me blessings on u and your ministry
Everything which comes out of our mouth is so important. It’s like a boomerang what goes out comes back to us.
GOD BLESS YOU, THIS IS A TIMELY WORD. IT REALLY ENCOURAGED ME. AND I THANK GOD, FOR YOUR MINISTRY. IN JESUS NAME AMEN
Hi, thank you so much for the message. I was the one saying ” I can’t do this anymore in my marriage.” But your message help me to declare that everything will be fine and declared blessing to my marriage. I feel so much better and I started to see my marriage differently.
Thank you once again.
God bless you greatly
That’s a message that I really loved to read! God bless your marriage!
May God continue to bless you for reaching his people with such a powerful word I truly needed this today when we know better we must do better. I pray daily to watch my thoughts and words. Thank you for the Daily _ word.
As a fellow human and believer in Christ and God I’d like to say that I personally don’t think this was a well thought out blog post or critically thought out representation of a personal Christ relationship which we all share in.
Gossip for gossips sake is unhealthy to our well being yet when faced with telling the truth of our circumstances, the truth of our feelings and the truth of where we are on our maturity path in relation to our spiritual maturity it is always best to be forthcoming.
Otherwise you end up running the risk of “daydreaming” or avoiding key issues and concepts that the Christ relationship seeks to heal and mend in us, our family and the world at large.
We can and are called to be both truthful and balanced (mindful) when using speach to express ourselves with Christ and God in prayer.
I wouldn’t go to God and say
“Everything will get better”…vaguely… when really all I want to say is
“What the heck is going on! I dont understand! I need XY and Z! Or something!?!?! Why did XZ and Z happen? ” I’d give God all the details and let him sort it out. It’s not my job to be Godly when approaching God or Christ. It’s my job to be child like and throw all of myself into him with Faith that he can work it out in do time. To be were I can’t be.
So I just want to remind people that. GOD is there for you and you don’t have to edit yourself for him to listen or for your life to change. If things are hard that’s okay. Do your best to be open to the truths of the matter and validate yourself. Be open with God and be open with those closest to you about where you are. God can and will open paths to healing regardless of how the truth looks and feels.
Awesome. Power of the touge. Thanks for a positive perspective on what expected of us as Christians.
I’m struggling but this helps, Thank you Lord for speaking through your servant, bless him abundantly
Great words of encouragement and caution. Many Christians are struggling to succeed in life because of negative confession. God bless you! From
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These are very encouraging words. Thank you for the reminder. Life and death are in the power of the tongue
Thanks very much. I love Proverbs 4:23-24 I have been looking for this scripture for the past weeks to no avail. God bless you
Wise words, we have to be very aware of our thoughts and words. In this changing world we must hold tight to everything Jesus said and taught.
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I have been greatly touched by this message. God bless you Marcello
Marcelo, I really needed to hear that…thank you for being a bond for me to get tighter with Christ.
I had a really bad day today
My tongue was out of control
And I spoke negatively all day.
Your message is a total blessing for
It turned my whole day around.
Be blessed in Jesus name.
Hello and thank you for this.
I have been struggling so much for the past few months so much that I became a constant murmurer and yesterday I prayed to God that I don’t want that anymore, then I come across your passage which has helped me with so much enlightenment on how to even begin understanding why I murmur, why not to do it and how not to do it.
May God bless you as this has changed my perceptions and makes me look forward to a better tomorrow.
Powerful Words of wisdom. Thank you Marcelo.
Thanks for this inspirational word… I can’t thank you enough.
Thank you Marcelo. It’s good to be reminded about the power of the tongue for good or evil. Bless you in your ministry. 😄
His words touched me. Thank you so much!
I’m starting my day in a different way now…
Amen there is power in the tounge and what we speak gives life or death and so true when God spoke in the beginning it was All to do with life and not death. Very good way to make one realize how He has given us the authority to use our own tounge wisely. Thank you and God bless you
This is a powerful message. Thank you
Thank you for your words, they are very true and edifying.
God bless you.