Some recent thoughts I’ve been having about healthy living:
If an individual desires true peace of mind they first must dwell on peaceful thoughts.
Philippians 4:8-9 (MSG)
8-9 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
The words one speaks or thinks to oneself or others are extremely powerful which may cause both positive and negative effects.
Proverbs 10:20 (KJV)
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
Proverbs 12:18 (KLV)
There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 31:26 (KJV)
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
1 Peter 3:10 (KJV)
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:
An individual becomes what they think and speak to themselves, words are that powerful. Therefore we should first speak to ourselves wholesome healing words that will enhance our health and well being. What individuals speak to others may cause healing and grace or curses to others.
If we truly are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, then we should think and speak wholesome words that build up and not tear down. Words may build bridges that unite or walls that divide.
If we truly are Ambassadors for Christ, then we are required to represent Him with our words and actions towards ourselves and others.
We as dear children of God should desire to give Him glory, honor, and praise with our actions and our words, to ourselves and others.
Ephesians 4:29-32 (KJV)
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
All human beings have surely have been given the power to choose what words we speak, which will either bless or curse ourselves and others. But if we are truly Christ’s, then we have a responsibility and duty to be kind towards ourselves and others.
Ephesians 5:1-2 (KJV)
5 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
We may either be a stench or a sweet savor to others simply by the words we choose to communicate.