These days, I have observed that I have spoken more than necessary, especially when excited. I knew that I needed to slow down. Today, while I was having my usual conversations with my sister, the spirit laid this on her heart, and I thought to share. Enjoy.
“We will give account of every ‘idle’ word that proceeds out of our mouths. Just dropped in my heart. What is coming out of my mouth? Is it productive or idle? Can God work with it? Can the angels of God run with it? Or am I ensnaring myself further?
What am I saying? How am I guarding myself from idle speech? How am I guarding myself from idle thoughts that inspire the speech. If God without notice opened up my heart, will the gospel be revealed therein?
We can be interesting, fun, spiritual and intellectual without idle speech.
People should be able to testify that our words edify. That is God’s expectation. We ought to be vessels so clean that water flows through us and is delivered in the same pure form. Not contaminated by us. What kind of vessel am I? Can God trust me as a conduit pipe to deliver crystal clear living water as He gave me. Or will I contaminate it with my rust?”
At this point, I knew that the spirit was speaking to me through her.
” If you are the oracle of a diety, you don’t speak anyhow. See those African movies, the priest is guarded. We are the oracles of God, we should not be flippant in speech or attitude.
God is not careless, neither should we be. Little wonder He will call to account ‘idle words’. Words that the Spirit cannot project, words that angels as ministering spirits cannot run with, words that do not edify. He will require us to give account.
Guard your heart, guard your speech. Be a trustworthy vessel that can deliver its content without impairing it.”
“Set a guard oh Lord over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3