Closer to God Each Day

Devotional

The Words You Speak

The apostle Peter plainly tells us that enjoying life and seeing good days, and having a positive mind and mouth, are linked together (1 Peter 3:10). If we change our words, we can change our life!

Our mouth gives expression to what we think, feel, and want. Our minds tell us what to think, not necessarily what God thinks. Our wills tell us what we want, not what God wants. Our emotions tell us what we feel, not what God feels. As our soul is purified, it is trained to carry God’s thoughts, desires, and feelings; then we will begin to speak life instead of death.

Your words, as reflections of your thoughts, have the power to bring blessing or destruction not only to your life but also to the lives of many others. In 1 Corinthians 2:16, the Word of God teaches us that we have the mind of Christ and that we hold the thoughts, feelings, and purposes of His heart. We don’t manifest them all the time, but we are daily growing and being transformed into Christ’s image. He that has begun a good work in us will complete it and bring it to its finish (Philippians 1:6). The closer we come to God, the quicker we will experience victory in our mind, mouth, moods, and bad attitudes.

No matter how far you have to go, I know you can change because I did. It took time and “heaping helpings” of the Holy Spirit, but it was worth it.