November 17, 2017

Proverbs 15:1 (NLT) — 1 A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

I said yesterday that our memory verse seems to indicate the our words determine our future. I also believe that this verse tells us that words are ‘seeds’. If we plant harsh words we grow a crop flaring tempers. If we speak doom and gloom we can’t expect sunshine and roses. If we talk defeat we can’t expect to experience victory. We succeed and fail by our words. Our words show how much we trust God. Remember that Israelites didn’t enter the promised land because their words showed that they didn’t trust God to help them defeat the residents of that land. They planted words of unbelief and they harvested the wilderness.

If you are speaking words like: nothing ever works out, this situation is out of control, she’ll never amount to anything, my marriage isn’t salvageable, I never catch a break, nothing ever changes etc, it shows that you don’t trust God to turn things around. In fact your negative words are saying that he isn’t much of a God at all!

Luke 8:11–15 (NLT) — 11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God’s word. 12 The seeds that fell on the footpath represent those who hear the message, only to have the devil come and take it away from their hearts and prevent them from believing and being saved. 13 The seeds on the rocky soil represent those who hear the message and receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they believe for a while, then they fall away when they face temptation. 14 The seeds that fell among the thorns represent those who hear the message, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the cares and riches and pleasures of this life. And so they never grow into maturity. 15 And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.

Notice in the first sentence of the above verses that the words of God are seed. Fill your heart and mind with the word of God so that you will become an honest, good-hearted person who not only hears God’s word but you speak God’s word. The words you speak will be words of faith in God and then you will begin to produce a huge harvest of good instead of negative.

Luke 5:4–5 (NLT) — 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.” 5 “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”

When Simon spoke, planted, God’s words look what he harvested.

Luke 5:6 (NLT) — 6 And this time their nets were so full of fish they began to tear!

Your words are seeds. What do you want to harvest?

Be Inspired Hilltop!