My little one was at a stage where her vocabulary was beginning to grow. She would say at times the exact opposite of what you are saying. We have to start speech culturing. When you say “You are a fine girl”. She can say, “I am not a fine girl”. We kept educating and correcting her.

One evening, we were in a general conversation and she started playing with words again. She said something quite outrageous. I gave her a friendly one-touch spank. I looked straight at her and said, ” Not in this house. We do not have a bad girl in this home”. You do not speak vain words here! She got the memo from that day and stopped immediately.

There are three purposes of the mouth:

The first is that your mouth is an instrument of praise to the Lord Most High. You use your mouth to praise God.

I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; Yes, I will praise Him among the multitude.
Psalms 109:30 NKJV

When your mouth is full of praise, your life will show forth God’s glory also

Let my mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day.
Psalms 71:8 NKJV

Will you take a moment to praise God? Have you thanked Him for this season or you have just been complaining?

The second purpose of your mouth is to stir the direction of your life. Your confession is critical in life. Do not say things that will wreck your life. Speak life. Speak to your health. Speak to your home. Speak! Speak grace.

Your words are so powerful that they will kill or give life, and the talkative person will reap the consequences.
Proverbs 18:21 TPT

Your tongue may seem small but it can set the course of your life aflame. Do not destroy things with your mouth.

A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it! It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech, we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke, and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.
James 3:3‭-‬5 MSG

Be careful what you say. A widow kept telling her children that “I just want to see the last of you get married”. She died the week her last daughter got married.

There are jokes in the spirit. Men may know jokes but angels and demons only know words.

A man was explaining something to his friend and he said, “For example, you are poor”. The friend said, “Even in the example, I cannot be poor”.

Stop adding “die” to every joke. Why must “I want to die” be the response to a funny happening? Be warned. Be careful.

Finally, the third purpose of the mouth is eating. That needs no explanation. As you eat this season, do not get carried away. Give thanks and confess right.

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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