“A wholesome tongue is a tree of life…” Proverbs 15:4
The Bible revolves around the one thing that can change everything, the words we speak. God designed us to speak His Word (Romans 10:8). He says our words are important, powerful and significant. Our words should be like gold, valuable, attractive, edifying, encouraging and uplifting in a way that is perfectly fitted to the circumstance. Abundant life, the future and the power of being a channel of God’s riches are in the mouth. We can have all of God’s good by our faith statements based on His Word. Speak Gods Word, train our mind to think upon God’s Word and His Word becomes a lifestyle of confidence and power!
A tongue comes from the concept that God, our Creator and Redeemer, is the true source of life. Wholesome means conducive to or promoting well-being. A wholesome tongue comes from the wholesome source within, the Holy Spirit. The connection to a wholesome source, the invisible, changes the outer to the visible. Paul said, “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” (Ephesians 5:14). To be ‘dead’ is living only from the visible, what you hear and see.
Fear, lack, insecurity and unworthiness are the result of the ‘dead’ mindset. We attempt to escape from difficult challenges rather than embracing them with thanksgiving, knowing all things work together for good (Romans 8:28). Do we allow difficulties to be overwhelming or do we allow them to be our teacher and an opportunity to trust in our inner source, God? The key is to embrace and adopt God’s Word into our thinking and speaking. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
We are preconditioned by the original sin to live in a ‘dead’ mindset. Lack of anything is the result of our mental and emotional preconditioning. We are responsible for our choices, thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, convictions, words and what we focus on. To change our circumstances, attracting what we choose, we must train our thinking to focus on God’s Word. It is of little use to entertain faith thoughts if we continue to focus on non-faith thoughts. When we want to change our situations or circumstances, we must be willing to change ourselves. Life is transformed in miraculous ways when we know, internalize and apply the truth to God’s Word. Release the Holy Spirit to be the renewing of your mind and change your belief system. God will never leave us nor forsake us and we can boldly say He is our helper (Hebrews 13:5-6).
We have the power of life and death in our tongue (Proverbs 18:21). We will give account to every idle word we speak on the Day of Judgment (Matthew 12:36). Idle words are non-faith words of lack, fear, anger, gossip, past regrets and pride. Speaking words of fear or words of lack keep the original sin alive and in control (Romans 6:12). Sowing in the flesh is a life lived in a state of broken agreement with God’s Word.
‘I am’ are faith words. We already have what we say before we have it. I am complete in Christ Jesus. Complete means whole, sound, strong, provided for. We cannot earn our way into completeness.
‘I can’ are strength words. We have supernatural energy that is activated by saying so and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:13). Develop a can-do attitude as you rise in your uplifted mental attitude. All things are possible (Mark 9:23).
‘I will’ are words of sincere, direct intentions. We are able to move ahead by releasing the power and ability of the Holy Spirit.
‘I have’ are words of confidence. The knowledge of Christ is the revelation that He lives in us (we are one with God).
‘Do it now’ are action words. It is the way of making changes in our lives. Taking action in the now is the moment of power.