I was impressed in my spirit to share today, "A Slack Hand & Idle Mind Never Gets To The Goal Never Reaches For A Dream - Get Busy God Needs You On The Field!"
We are instructed to "speak to" the mountains, have "no doubts in our hearts", and "believe in our hearts" according to Mark 11:23. The power of the tongue is vital and necessary because the tongue speaks. It can light a fire! We have the choice to choose what type of fire we want to light every moment of life! What rolls off our tongues comes from what is already inside of our hearts which most folks need a royal flush of envy and self seeking desires in order to steer our vessels humbly in the right direction that shows true wisdom from God.
Learn yourself! Figure out your vulnerabilities and know when you are most susceptible to being vulnerable. Wisdom shores up those areas and leaks beforehand. Seek the Holy Spirit for help because true wisdom about learning and shoring up our vulnerabilities is making our tongues under the control of the Word of God.
When we disagree with this, or feel disgruntled about Decrees, Declares and Prayers, or we feel agitated when confronted with the words we speak when they are negative and unwholesome; that's our clue we are operating in our flesh and we are being Carnal Christians.
So refuse to be slack and idle every day when you first wake up and you start that process by speaking. #1) Start verbally thanking God for His greatness, faithfulness, mercy, grace, answered prayers, and provision in your life #2) Start verbalizing His Word about yourself through decrees and declare the Word of God over yourself and over whatever situation you are waking up to every morning. Don't settle for mind chatter! Open your mouth and speak. Beat your flesh into submission, control your feelings, get control over your emotions and check yourself for carnality as well as doubt and unbelief.
We do this through recognizing our carnality, vulnerabilities, and choosing heavenly wisdom making corrections with the help of the Holy Spirit guiding us and asking God to renew our minds while we choose to wash our minds with the truth that is found in the Word of God. That's a day and night (daily) process. God really does need us on His field and operating by His playbook in order for us to be who He has called us to be while we are living our lives on this earth.
Below I have added the entire chapter of James 3 out of The Classic Edition of the Amplified Bible version as it truly speaks to us about the power of the tongue as well as the motivations behind what we speak. Whose wisdom are you operating through? Resolve to use the power of the tongue guided by the Word of God and set fire to the things that are not like God!
I pray that you will be washed and renewed in your mind this day in the name of Jesus! AMEN!
James 3 (AMPC)
Not many [of you] should become teachers (self-constituted censors and reprovers of others), my brethren, for you know that we [teachers] will be judged by a higher standard and with greater severity [than other people; thus we assume the greater accountability and the more condemnation].
2 For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.
3 If we set bits in the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about. 4 Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines.
5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!
6 And the tongue is a fire. [The tongue is a] world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man’s nature), being itself ignited by hell (Gehenna).
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea animal, can be tamed and has been tamed by human genius (nature). 8 But the human tongue can be tamed by no man. It is a restless (undisciplined, irreconcilable) evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who were made in God’s likeness! 10 Out of the same mouth come forth blessing and cursing. These things, my brethren, ought not to be so.
11 Does a fountain send forth [simultaneously] from the same opening fresh water and bitter? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine figs? Neither can a salt spring furnish fresh water.
13 Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.
14 But if you have
bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.
15 This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal).
16 For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.
17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).
18 And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God’s will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].