The Mouth
By Apostle Cathryn Ndyabagye

Ephesians 4:29 (AMP)
Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may
be a blessing and give grace (God’s favor) to those who hear it.

Nothing is more ugly to me than a person who starts problems a sarcastic statement, or something negative.

Saying something to control or put you down.
It hurts deeply and many do not even realize how deeply their words hurt!

Jesus allows us to see how we deal with others with our own words. I know he has had to show me how my own words that hurt other people. He had to teach me how to be more wise in what comes out of my mouth.

I want my mouth to be of praise to God.
To uplift and encourage others.
I am responsible for what I say to others.
I try to watch myself in how I say things.

I used to be careless in what I said
to people. Now, I seek God's wisdom in prayer for even my words! I learned to lean on God and depend on him on what I should and shouldn't say.

I don't want my tongue to be harmful to others in how I say things. I want Godly wisdom to flow from my mouth. Honestly, I would rather be silent at times then to say the wrong things.

Our attutude shows by what comes out of our mouth... That is what God looks at.

God wants us to exercise good attitude and words to each other. God wants to be in control, not us controlling with our bad mouth.

If we call ourselves a Christian, and really love each other we will use good words and attitudes to one another. :) God wants wisdom to flow so love can be complete in our relationships.

Families should be close in Jesus!
Father, never allow us to be stumbling blocks
to our kids by our bad mouths. Father, never allow us to disrespect our elders with our words!

Let me show you what Jesus said about the mouth that polutes!

Jesus taught this in
Mark 7:15 There is not [even] one thing outside a man which by going into him can pollute and defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him and make him unhallowed and unclean.

We must be careful how we treat our family in our house, our friends, and the world. Being examples is so important as Christians. How we talk determines how our respect will be established between us :)

People do all manner of harm to others with their mouth. They control with it, they dictate, they also can express love and kindness, or the wisdom of God. Our mouths can be a tool to lift each other up or it can be like an enemy and tear down.
It's our choice.

Everything we do and say to others we are accountable to God for.

Many arguments are started with a smart mouth. Just a small sarcastic statement, a ridicule and just one word is all it takes to start a problem.
The mouth can get you in trouble.

I have also experienced people being sarcastic with myself when I loved them dearly. And it hurt too!
God had to show me something in this... and my responsibility was to forgive and learn to pray for them. I learn from it. It showed me how not to be. :)

Out of the mouth the heart speaketh....
Jesus said, in Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

I used to feel rebellious when someone was rude to me by their mouth, I wanted to fight back and did before with my own words.
It takes total submission to God of our lives, developing a careful tongue of wisdom to overcome saying offensive things to others.

There are many times I don't say anything at all or not respond to a negative statement. I just walk away and find other things to do.

I am one to turn away from a group of women gossiping. I don't want to be part of it. AMEN
I don't want to associate myself in bad talk.

There is a difference in having a problem and talking about for prayer, and just being rude.

When we are lead of God in the Spirit, He will He will never lead us to say bad things to people. We will be careful to guard our words. Only saying what God wants us to say.

When God is in charge of our mouth, He will show us to speak love, be loving and courteous, and kind. We will show more wisdom in what we should say.

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