Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Me and My Big Mouth

Lately I've been reading "Me and My Big Mouth" by Joyce Meyers. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to anyone who is trying to "grow " in their spiritual walk. I bought it a few years ago and never finished reading it but one night while I was doing my bible study, the Lord placed it on my heart to start it again. So far I've "re-started" it about 3 times because it is so full of great information and I didn't notice a change in myself. Anyway, last night as I was reading it I discovered this:

Matthew 12:34-36
Jesus saying:
For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. 35The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. 37For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."

Ouch! I'm not sure how I've missed this but that was the first time I had read those verses or at least truly HEARD them and FELT just how important our words are.

Every word we speak is so greatly important! The Lord is using this book to open my eyes to that. Those careless little words in anger that we speak, that really don't mean much to us, they are HUGE! How many times have my words changed a persons life, good or bad, that I didn't even know what I was saying? I can't tell you the number of times that in my anger or my temper tantrum mode that I've said things I didn't mean, only to have my children still asking me why I said that months later! Those words stayed with them long after I had forgotten them. That should have been evidence to the importance of words but still I didn't truly "get" it until last night.

One line in the book that I especially love is "Some people are trying to live in the blessings of the Lord while still talking like the devil." The funny thing to me is she hasn't even mentioned curse words yet, she's speaking of being negative in our speech. Since we are created in God's image we are supposed to act like Him AND speak like Him. We need to train our mouths to speak what is good and to always speak BLESSINGS over ourselves.

Every negative word we speak, even in joking is huge to our life. Every "I'm crazy", "I'm losing my mind" etc. , to us it's in jest but to our enemy it's an opening. According to Joyce :"We are reaching into the realm of the spirit and drawing our according to our words. We can reach into Satan's realm, the realm of curses, and draw out evil, negative things or we can reach into God's realm, the realm of blessings and draw out good, postive things. The choice is ours."

I choose this day whom I will serve with my mouth and as for me and My mouth, I will serve the Lord!

May God 's blessings rain on you,



  1. Awesome! (Didn't expect anything less!!) :)
    I think about that often. You know how I am... I can't stand negativity, I grow more when around positive people and situations! I still need to read that book!!!

  2. I think the Lord has decided that the only way He can tame my mouth is by taking my voice! I'm not claiming Laryngitis but I'm wondering where my voice has suddenly gone!! LOL

  3. Good word!!! This has been a hot topic in our house for years - and I still find myself spewing negative out of my mouth. The tongue is hard to tame! Another life changing book to read is The Tongue: A Creative Force. Its a short, powerful read.

  4. Amen Marci! It's definitely hard to tame and I don't believe we can do it alone. We have to lean on the Holy Spirit, of course we have our part in it too. We just have to be constantly on our toes. Thank you telling me about the book, I'll have to check it out, if I EVER finish this one!! :)