This scripture clearly says that death and life are in the words we speak. It’s so important that we learn to control our mouths, but we need to make sure we do it the right way.
I think some people try to control their mouths but do nothing about their thoughts. That’s like pulling off the top of a weed, unless the root is dug up, the weed always comes back. You’ll never control your mouth unless you first learn to control your mind.
We’re constantly tempted to think wrong thoughts, but we don’t have to accept them. We have a choice! We can purposely choose right thinking so that we can then choose right speaking.
You can choose life-generating thoughts by hearing, reading, thinking and talking about God and His Truth. What’s inside you will find its way outside, so when you fill your mind with good, positive, powerful, life-giving things from God, positive, powerful, life-giving words will naturally follow.
Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, I want to change my thoughts so that I can speak life-giving words. Help me fill my thoughts with Your Truth so that my words reflect You.
—from Joyce Meyer daily devotional