In Matthew 4:4 we read: It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God” [RSV].
Each of our mouths can act as a mouth of God. We have to understand something about God.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could have it within our ability to speak one word and completely change our lives? To be able to create exactly what we want?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if God said to each one of us and said, “You can have all the health, wealth, happiness and all the desired outcomes you want in your life.”
God said this, and yet many do not take advantage of this spiritual offer. Many repeatedly say, “No thanks. I’d rather not.”
The real food of God is spiritual not material, it feeds our soul and then our mind, and then our body.
Deuteronomy 30:14 says, “But the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.” In this part of scripture, the Lord is speaking to Moses, having given him a commandment and instructions on how to live a spiritual life. These instructions are very plain and simple. The word and the power ARE IN YOUR MOUTH and in your heart.
This word of God is not just locked up someplace in a Bible. In fact, when these words were spoken in Deuteronomy, the Bible as such didn’t even exist.
So what did they mean when they said “the word of God”? They were actually talking about the living presence that would spiritually come through the human voice that people could experience and feel. Just like what we receive during a prayer time and meditation – a spiritual experience in our hearts and in our minds; a living presence will fill us, and then we will be able to express it through our mouths and into our lives.
God the Creator is actually busy expressing the Divine through us, through life, and through the very planet earth itself. The Bible says that humans were given dominion over ALL life; we have an added gift of God power. All that God has created, we’ll listen to our word, and if this power is used in the right way we can speak new worlds into existence. In this very deep perspective, we can say whenever we speak rightly, God CAN speak through us.
Sometimes we hear people ask the question “How can there be so much misery in this world?” The answer is through the misguided, misused use of free-will through humankind.
If things aren’t exactly the way we would like it to be, all we have to do is look around at each other, and look inside of our own hearts and minds to find out why. It can be very difficult because it places the responsibility on us, instead of blaming our wrong concept of a vengeful God. But, if you contemplate this even a moment, you see that it also places incredible opportunity on us as well.
We have it within our own God-given power to speak the Word of God creating by what proceeds from our mouths and hearts. Each of us, literally, is a co-creating channel of God’s good.
Words are the most powerful agents of mind. Every time we speak we cause the atoms of the body to tremble and change their places. Not only do we cause the atoms of our own bodies to change their positions, but we raise a lower the rate of vibration, and otherwise affect the bodies of others with whom we come into contact.
A scientific experiment took place in which a handful of iron filings are placed upon a thin metal sheet. Then a certain musical note was struck and those iron filings formed themselves into a star pattern. Then a different musical note was struck and they formed themselves into a snowflake. (You probably have seen this done.)
This was a literal experiment that demonstrated how a certain kind of vibration, a certain sound vibration, literally demonstrated itself into the physical world in a different pattern. So it is with every word that proceeds out of our mouths. Those sounds have specific vibrations that affect the patterns of matter in this world.
Commit today to speak only positive words about yourself, about others, and about your world.
It is not only when we pray that affects a change—it’s whenever we speak. In fact, whenever we think positive thoughts , we are causing good vibrational changes in our lives and in the world.
There has often been some kind of lost word of power, that if we could just recapture it somehow, we could recreate for ourselves the power of God. The Hebrew people believed that this lost word was hidden in the word Yahweh, out of which the word Jehovah came. They believed this word was unpronounceable and yet had that kind of power.
Sow a thought; reap a word. Sow a word; reap a deed. Sow a deed; reap a habit. Sow a habit; reap a character. Sow a character; reap a destiny.
From the simple, seemingly innocent sown thought grows a lifetime of destiny, and influencing future generations.
As Jesus Christ said, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”
The seeding process begins with the thoughts we think. Words are formed based on the thoughts that we hold in the incubator of our mind. Words are powerful and formative.
One of the chief delusions of this world we live in is that talk is cheap. We say that because in this modern age, fewer people keep their word. Promises are broken more frequently. In today’s world sadly nobody really expects you to keep your promises anyway, UNLESS you sign your name and somebody has a lawyer. Just try to buy a home, or even a car, by just giving your word. And yet a human’s word used to be a respected bond. Our words should always be a respected bond.
There is often an ignorance of the relationship between talk and deeds.
“As we sow, so shall we reap.”
We sow our thoughts; we reap words. We sow words; we reap deeds. Eventually we have habits, character, and destiny.
Look out on the road you’re driving on sometime this week, and see all the cars out there. Just ask yourself this question: “What is it that is driving those cars?” You might say, “Well, human beings, obviously.” But what’s driving those cars? What’s driving those people? Thoughts. Thoughts are driving those cars; thoughts like “I am hungry! I can hardly wait to get to lunch,” or “We should visit Grandma today; we haven’t seen her for a long time,” or “I’d better cut the lawn this afternoon before it rains again.”
Thoughts like that are driving those cars. Distracting thoughts like that can drive our lives also. Think about it. It’s true, but we don’t usually remain conscious of it.
Jesus wants us to wake up our words; he admonishes us to pray constantly.
In the East, the yogis speak about words having great power also. They have special names for these words—”mantras”. “Mantra” is a Sanskrit word which means power or protection. It also means that which brings the experience of the subject directly to the speaker.
You must become awake, and aware, of the words proceeding from your mouth, and their cost to you in what they are creating in you, and others around you.
Others judge you more on the words coming out of your mouth than on the clothes you wear.
For the next thirty days do not allow ONE NEGATIVE THOUGHT TO PROCEED FROM YOUR MOUTH. Only positive uplifting life creating words proceed from your mouth for the next thirty days. If you are a couple, help each other in this transformational exercise that will literally change the rest of your life as you form new habits of speech. This may change your communication forever!
Start with your new thoughts and words, but those new thoughts and new words have to translate into new deeds. And those new deeds have to be sown so that new habits can be reaped. And those new habits will create new character. And that new character will change your life.
So to repeat, , start with your new thoughts and words, but those new thoughts and new words have to translate into new deeds. Use your life to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Those new deeds have to be sown continually so that new habits can be reaped. And those new habits will create new character. And that new character will change your life, and the lives of countless others that witness your life whether you are aware of it or not.
Change your words; change your life!
God Bless You!