SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Scripture: Proverbs 18:20
Again, the verse right above Proverbs 18:21 also speaks to the same issue. It says, “A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.” This Scripture says that a key to God’s provision in the earth or the lack of that provision is also a product of the words we speak. It is amazing to think that the words we speak have the power to fill our stomachs or to bring lack and want. Speaking positive words is so important that they can even affect the level of provision we experience. Proverbs declares this over and over again. And if the wisdom of God says it is true, then those of us who are believers should choose to renew our mind and mouth accordingly. If we adopt this truth, then we choose to limit the words that would destroy well-being and provision and expand the words that would bring life. Provision in God’s Kingdom is never a product of the economy. It is always a product of faith and God’s provision. Once we understand the power of words according to Scripture, then we should put a filter on what we are willing to say. This is part of growing in faith and learning how God created, engineered and ordained the universe to function. We may not understand how it all works, but our attitude needs to be: ‘God said it, I believe it, it is settled and as I grow in the Kingdom I expect God to show me how this works.’ Because it is in Scripture and stated so clearly, we have no choice but to accept it. If we take that attitude, we are on our way to changing how we live and impacting the atmosphere around us.