The tongue is one of the smallest part of human body and also it’s one of the most sensitive part of human body.
what comes out of your mouth is the product of what’s in your heart. The books you read, movies you watch, conversation you listen too all these are factors that influence your heart and activates you tongue to speak.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21).
People die because of something said. Tongues can be weapons of mass destruction, tribal wars. Tongues can also destroy families,marriages, friendships, churches, careers, hopes, understanding, reputations, efforts, and governments.
But people also live because of something said. The tongue can be “a tree of life” (Proverbs 15:4). Tongues reconcile peoples and make peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). Tongues can make marriages sweet, families strong, and churches healthy. Tongues can give hope to the despairing, advance understanding, and spread the gospel.
Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart [the] mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). A critical heart produces a critical tongue. A self-righteous heart produces a judgmental tongue. A bitter heart produces an acerbic tongue. An ungrateful heart produces a grumbling tongue.
But a loving heart produces a gracious tongue. A faithful heart produces a truthful tongue. A peaceful heart produces a reconciling tongue. A trusting heart produces an encouraging tongue.
Questions: what are you filling your heart with?
Are you filling your heart with the word of God, magazines or books that will build you up positive. Do you prefer blogs, movies or things that promote anger, jealousy, hate and negative behaviour.
Remember as a man thinket so he is. Fill you heart with positive things and speak positive word to yourself, friends, relationship, family, marriage, church, everything.
Today, make your mouth “a fountain of life” (Proverbs 10:11). Be “slow to speak” in general (James 1:19). Encourage more than you critique. Seek opportunities to speak kind, tenderhearted words (Ephesians 4:32). Say something affectionate to a loved one at an unexpected time. Speak good words to yourself and be a person whose mouth is full of life.
Have a lovely day