From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Have you ever felt discouraged in your walk with Christ because it seems like no matter how hard you try your life is not filled with the fruit of the spirit? Have you ever thought to yourself I prayed for x amount of time today and nothing in my life has changed? When I am going to see the harvest of God’s blessing?
Proverbs 18:20 tells us that from the fruit of our mouth our stomach is filled; with the harvest of our lips we are satisfied. In order for our bellies to be full and to reap a harvest of blessing, we must speak blessing. The truth of the matter is no matter how hard we pray if our speech does not change we will never see the blessing God intends for our life. Verse 21 tells us that the tongue has the power of life and death. In order for us to have God’s best, we must speak life. Speaking life means changing our speech from negativity, gossip, and slander to positivity, encouragement, and support. You can pray all day long but if you are speaking death (cutting yourself and others down) you will never see the harvest of God. Speak life today!
By: Danielle O'Neil