Isaiah 58:9 (AMP) 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking,
The words we say when we are not praying effect our prayers. We shouldn’t pray for a blessing for someone then talk about how bad their behavior is ~ that’s the opposite of faith. Even if their behavior is bad talking negatively about it is not going to change it… but prayer just might. I want my prayers to be as effective as possible so it is important that I remember Isaiah 58:9 when I am tempted to speak negatively about the very things I am praying for. We can cover people’s faults rather than expose them.
Matthew 7:5 (AMP) 5 You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother’s eye.
The words of our mouth our incredibly important. We can ask God to make us aware of how we speak each and every day. One thing we tend to do naturally is grumble and complain about things. It is normal behavior for most of us to just complain on a daily basis about the little things in life. Instead of grumble over the little things we should be looking for the blessings we have in life. Grumbling about our situation shows little thankfulness about the good things that God has done in our life.
When we complain about our situation we may remain and stay in that situation longer. The opposite of complaining is to be thankful about our situation and then things won’t seem so bad. We have authority over the words we choose to speak. Nobody can make us speak words that we do not want to speak.
We do not always want to share our opinion when it has not been asked for. Sometimes just sharing our opinion can take peace from a room immediately. We should share our opinion when we are being led by God to do so.
Psalm 19:14 (AMP) 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen