Key Passage: Psalm 45
Key Text: Ps 45:2 – grace is poured upon your lips
This is basically a sequel to an earlier blog on grace(full) lips. It is amazing to see how listening to a person, you can begin to discern who they truly are. Words coming out of a person, most times are formed deep in the heart and as such when people speak, they often exhibit what’s in their hearts. Jesus said in Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
This is why a person with graceful lips, has had their heart kissed with grace. Let me explain this further. Only a person, who has been under the influence of grace, can release grace to others. Only people who have encountered grace, dispense grace. People who condemn and are unforgiving have no idea how much they have been forgiven. So they cannot be graceful in words or deeds.
But there is a deeper side to having graceful lips, and that is what really exercises my heart today. It is the fact that we can choose what to say in different situations, depending on our state of heart. So in the case of a bad report, we can choose to react with exclamations and fear and say things that actually empowers the situation to continue; or we can allow grace to wash over our hearts and as we open our mouths we speak a word that changes the course of that situation.
So many have bound themselves up by speaking negatively. They say things that are not consistent with God’s plan and purpose for them and wonder why their lives are in such a mess. Others, filled with graceful hearts, speak positively about themselves and their future and seem to have a dream life. This is not a simplistic spiritual principle, but a deep and profound one. The bible tells us Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21.
Can I tell you that what you see in your life today, may be partly a fruit of something’s you had said in the past. So we need to be quite careful with our words and allow grace to fill our hearts, so we can speak words of grace in every situation.
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
You can have what you say!! So please let grace in and your words will change and your life will change.
Let us pray: Father, I want you to help from this day on to be filled with grace so I can always speak words of grace. I ask for forgiveness for all my negative words and I choose today to speak with a grace-filled heart and mouth. Thank you Father, for I have prayed in Jesus name. Amen.