A Bit in Your MouthWednesday, January 4, 2017
James 3:3 & 5
3 Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.
5 So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.
Most people like horses. They are beautiful animals. I’m always amazed just how big they are when I’m close to one. If you were to stand next to one and give him a push, he might give you a snort, but he won’t move. Put a bit in his mouth and you're now in control.
Yes, this is another devotional on your words. The Bible has speaking and tongue importance throughout, from old testament to new, so you KNOW it’s very important.
What is your tongue boasting about?
Are you complaining and gripping?
Are you speaking your “feelings”?
Words are powerful and affect your whole body! Even words that you are listening to affect you. What kind of music are you listening to? TV programs? What are your conversations with other people? What are they speaking to you?
James 3:6 tells us that the tongue is like a fire. It only takes a spark to get a fire going. Is your spark going to turn into a forest fire and destroy or is it going to warm people and bless the Lord?
Speak the words of God daily! His Word is your bit and will lead you! Make His Words your words! Take the authority that God has given to you through Jesus. Be aggressive with proclaiming the Word! Allyson’s book “Victorious Living” can help with that. There are chapters such as healing, joy, sleep, peace and with each chapter are the verses that pertain to that title. Easy to find and claim as your own.