Speaking: a building block – Part 3

readyblock-brick-rightWhen you speak or say something, you are announcing an outcome from within, and the source of what you are saying will determine the type of outcome you see. Oh, Ricky, you must be kidding me, seriously? No, I am not and to help enlighten our understanding, look at what the Bible says, “you will have what you say.” Read Mark 11:22-23 (AMP). Did you notice the emphasis on this verse is about what you say? Yes, you will have what you say, however, based on what? What are you basing your confidence upon?

We really have to be appreciative of God because some of the things we say really really hurt us but for God’s sake, He tones things down, why? Because “He is so rich in mercy.” Read Ephesians 2:4 (TLB), else we will destroy one another and ourselves with words. “Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips.” Read Psalm 141:3 (NLT). “Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” Ephesians 4:29 (MSG). Can you see this? Your words are a gift to you and your future. You will not grow higher than your words, Selah. The word here referring to God’s truth about you or any situation. Your speech must be measured against what God has said, and if it is inconsistent with God’s truth, then keep quiet, and that is why the scripture says, “let your speech be always with grace and seasoned with salt…”Read Colossians 4:6 (KJV).

Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.” Read Proverbs 13:3 (NLT). It takes careful planning and control to lay bricks. They have to be stacked up in order and with precision. God’s word is the plumb line, helping to plot and make straight every crooked path. The foundation upon which you lay the building blocks is the Word of God, hence this scripture is so apt, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Read John 1:1 (NIV). Watch this, it starts with the Word, and it surely should end with the Word.

Paul writes, “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s buildingBy the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,  their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.” Read 1 Corinthians3:10-15 (NIV).

Guess where the power is? Have a guess… Okay, your mouth.

We write. You read. Be encouraged.

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