20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.—Proverbs 18:20-21 (NIV)
One day I used the microwave and stupidly touched the plate in the microwave. After all, the plate didn’t look hot so it’s okay to touch it, right? NOPE! In a split second, I quickly discovered that what looked to be okay to touch was not okay to touch in reality. When I burned my finger, I immediately put my finger in my mouth as if my mouth was going to heal the burn. My wife/nurse never told me that saliva can heal a burn, however, my first instinct was to put what was burned into my mouth. I inherently thought that something in my mouth could make everything all right.
Some of have given ourselves to someone or something that looked cool and okay to get involved with, but quickly discovered it wasn’t what we thought it was because we got burned in the end. When we were burned, we beat ourselves up wondering, “What in the world was I thinking about,” “I should have known not to get involved with them or that.” It’s been weeks, months, years, and we are still dealing with the burn that happened in such a short period of time. Well, unlike a physical burn, there is something about the mouth that can either change the situation or change us in the situation. If we begin to speak victory over the hurt places, healing will begin to take place. We must speak life to the dead, speak healing to the hurt places, speak victory over the valleys of life,
speak positive over the negative, and speak change over the unchanged. We must speak it because ultimately the “victory is in the mouth!”
Timothy Jackson, Jr.
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