9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Our tongues are weapons to either bring life or death and when our hearts are not surrendered to the Lord then we spew forth venom from our mouths for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
So how can we use our tongue to bless and speak life to others? The first step is to have a heart transplant, allowing Jesus to come in and change our hearts of stone because the heart of man is exceedingly wicked.
I came across and article by Joyce Meyer that talked about 6 things that we can use our tongues to do so as to be a blessings and I loved its practicality.
1. Use your words to bless.
Our words have the power to bless or curse. Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Use your words to say things that bring life, encourage and bless others.
2. Be thankful and say so.
Psalm 100:4 says we should “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise” Be thankful and express it by saying so!
3.Encourage Edify and Build up others
Isaiah 50:4 says [The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.
4. Tell the truth.
He who speaks truth tells what is right, But a false witness, deceit.
Remember you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.
5. Speak the Word of God.
Jeremiah 23:28-29 says He who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. … Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?
6. Don’t talk too much.
Proverbs 10:19 says In a multitude of words transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent. I think it’s interesting that we have two eyes, two ears, two nostrils—and only one mouth. We need to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to get angry.
Ensure that when you open your mouth to speak today that you will spew forth blessings to your hearers.