The fragrance of words
The Holy Spirit ministered something to me this week that can benefit all of us. I never thought of it in the way it was explained — but it makes total sense.
A person’s speech reflects their purpose. If a person’s heart is not in line with God’s spirit, their speech will reflect it.
I personally know that when we practice bad speech, it’s almost natural to say things that aren’t supposed to come out of the mouths of God’s children.
Ephesians 5:4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes–these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.
Be kind to one another. Don’t let a bad saying come out of your mouth. Keep God in your heart, and He will make your speech a precious sound.
Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Your speech hosts miraculous power when you speak the word of God from a clean heart. A clean heart is the backbone of a miracle.
A clean heart has no tolerance for a wicked tongue. The word of God is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts to the soul. The deepest part of any creature in the physical realm is the soul — and God’s word reaches it when spoken from a clean heart.
It would be unwise for us to believe that we can use our mouths to say disgusting things, and then ask God for His promises. His promises are for those clean of heart and mind. A clean heart has no tolerance for a wicked tongue.
Speech is a reflection of the hearts motive.
Luke 6:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
Proverbs 13:3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
The Holy Spirit revealed to me that a person’s praise will bring forth their purpose — and their purpose will bring forth praise. If a person’s speech reflects the inward parts of their heart, how would praise from an obscene mouth smell to our Heavenly Father?
Let’s be conscious of the way we speak, so that we are not presenting a filthy fragrance before God.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
It would be plagiarism if I allow you to think that I wrote this article. The worst thing I can do is pretend to be wise. It grieves the Holy Spirit. The truth is, I typed the message — but, my Heavenly Father gave me the words. The words that I share are from Him. He is my Provider. Draw near to Him. We wants to uniquely share with every one of His children by power of His precious Holy Spirit.
James 4:8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.