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You Are What You Speak 

Have you ever been around people who just love to talk? They are sometimes known as extroverts, and they typically have a lot to say! And then there are introverts like me, who’d rather spend an hour in a dentist’s chair than be forced to converse. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, neither personality is better or worse than the other, but all of us can learn from Scripture about the power of our words.

I used to read James 3 and think about the loquacious members among us and how challenged they must be to always have to watch their words: “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature…. [8] But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison” (James 3:6 and 8).

I would thank God that He made me the way He did. After all, most people have heard, or have even had it said to them, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” It was easy for me to choose the latter option and stay silent. But I later realized that just because I refrained from speaking negative or hurtful things didn’t mean I was necessarily doing what God wanted—or even required—me to do.

In his teaching The Power of Faith-Filled Words, Andrew encourages us not to speak our fears, doubts, unbelief, or anything that we don’t want to happen to us. As he likes to say, based on Proverbs 6:2, “We are hung by our tongues.” However, we should speak what we do want to happen. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit…” (Prov. 18:21). There are two sides to this verse: Words can produce death, which is why it’s sometimes best to stay silent. But they can also produce life. Good and bad fruit are produced when we speak.

Throughout Genesis 1, God created our world by speaking it into existence. He didn’t snap His fingers, clap His hands, or simply think it into being. He used words. Therefore, we also must use words to create what we desire—whether it’s healing, prosperity, peace, or anything else God wants us
to have.

In The Power of Faith-Filled Words, Andrew stresses the importance of watching our words during times of crisis. This doesn’t mean simply not speaking out our fears; it also means to speak words of faith that align with Scripture. We have the power to literally speak God’s will into our circumstances. Jesus said in Mark 11:23, “Whosoever shall say unto this mountain…he shall have whatsoever he saith.” We have to actually say, not just think or even pray.

The Power of Faith-Filled Words is one of the teachings included in Andrew’s Christian Survival Kit package, a Word-filled collection of Andrew’s best that will help you survive and overcome crises that come your way. Check out our store to see what this package includes.

So, extroverts, keep on talking! But think before you speak, and align your words with God’s. And introverts, let’s make our voices heard so we can “have whatsoever [we] saith” (brackets mine)!

Extroverts, we know you likely have a comment. Introverts, do you want to give it a try? You are all welcome to comment below if this has blessed you.

Reader Comments (5)

Thank you for sharing. This is particularly helpful for me as sometimes I forget the power of the tongue. I have found it hard confessing positive amidst challenge but thanks to the Holy Spirit that convicts me and has taught me to think before I speak.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

This just drew my attention to something I'm currently working on. And that is to pray one way ( faith filled prayers) and afterwards, I talk as though I never believed in my prayers in the first place ( during time of crisis). Thank you for emphasising on the importance of our words once again. This has really blessed me.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterzukky

Very nicely said, a great help for me who seems to be so pessimistic and I really dislike it so much. Life can be challenging but it's when both life and physical body pain collide is when the truth is so needed by reading the word or listening to it. Thank you, all for your kind comments, much needed.

March 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah R Evans

Thank God literally that when my crisis came I was able to apply Andrew's teaching on The Power of Faith Filled Words to my physical body and be healed from diabetes and 3rd stage renal kidney failure. I am free from what was pronounced over me. My sister did the very same thing 12 years ago and was miraculously healed of breast cancer that had metastasized and spread throughout her body and brain. We are both believers and practitioners in the healing power of God's word. My sister has written her account of this in: Destroying the Enemy by Kirstie Waters. All praise be to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Amen

Gwen R. Willis

March 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGwen R. Willis


March 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBegum Noor Bano Fatimah

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