Do you believe these two verses literally? I do. You sure can start an
argument theological discussion saying that to some people.
A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
These are a couple verses that bring out the scoffer in believers and unbelievers alike. “Surely you don’t believe you can change your life just by saying happy things!”
Well, yeah. I do. I sincerely make an effort to never speak negativity over myself or other people, nor over our circumstances. And as a person strongly blessed with the spiritual gift of sarcasm, sometimes it ain’t easy. 🙂
Note: this isn’t the same as saying that everything is fine, nor does it preclude honest assessments of what’s going on. It’s okay to do that, but first, find a promise of God that addresses whatever circumstance you’re faced with – and respond to the apparent facts by speaking the promise. Do that consistently, and you’ll find yourself agreeing with the Word. And then you’ll start to see changes as your life lines up with what God says.
Maybe you’re scoffing a little, right now. Let’s prove that this is a Kingdom principle – something that works regardless of whether we understand or believe. Ask yourself this: “Do I know anyone who consistently speaks doom and gloom over their lives who is truly successful or happy?” Me either.