Change Your Words – Excerpt, Forty-Day Fast, By Tim Cameron


Our words define who we are, and place perimeters around our lives. If we change our words, what and how we speak, we change the atmosphere around us. We can change our lives and the bonus is, we change the lives of those within our sphere of influence. ‘It’s a win-win.’

~ Lisa Blair

This is an excerpt of the Forty-Day Word Fast by Tim Cameron, YouVersion, app.

Day Four Devotional:

Every one of us has no doubt said something we wish we hadn’t spoken. What came out of our mouth was embarrassing, maybe even hurtful to someone else. Perhaps we said a curse word or repeated gossip someone told us. Whatever the case, we wonder, “Where did that come from?”

For me, this truth was driven home when I said something off-color in front of a couple of ladies in a coffee shop line. There I was, the leader of a Christian organization and an elder in my church, and I said something inappropriate in front of some women I knew. I was embarrassed the moment the words came out, but I didn’t give it a second thought. I rationalized it wasn’t that bad.

A few weeks later, there I was at the same coffee shop and the exact same comment slipped out in front of another woman! This time the words grieved me. I walked away repenting and hearing the Lord tell me there was something wrong with my heart.

As you spend time fasting from words of judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, and gossip, it is important that you reflect each day on transgressions made with your words. Notice if certain patterns develop. Is there a particular person you feel free to gossip with? Are you being critical of your boss or your spouse daily?

The same way a person’s language reveals what part of the country he’s from or his national origin, as followers of Christ our words quickly reveal what kingdom we’re living in. Does the kingdom of this world or the kingdom of our God rule in your heart? If sarcasm, criticism, and complaining flow forth from our heart to our lips, then our country of origin is exposed as worldly.

Submit your words to the Holy Spirit’s control so that His kingdom will rule in your heart and the words that flow from your lips will be pure and pleasing to Him.

Ask yourself, “Have the words I’ve spoken recently reflected the kingdom of this world or God’s kingdom?” If any words come out of your mouth today that you need to repent of, do so. Ask the Holy Spirit to touch your heart and keep those words out of your mouth tomorrow.

Read my posts regarding our speech and actions :

  • Ears, Mouth, Action
  • Key Words Possess Power
  • Lips Expose The Heart
  • Oh, Your Thoughts, Your Thoughts
  • Use Your Words

Quench Your Thirst


Quench your thirst and drink from the spring of living water. Hydrate on the Word of God.”

Our bodies thirsts for water to stay alive, likewise our souls thirst for God who gives us life. Those of us that live in developed lands find no need to search for drinking water to stay hydrated. Many who live in underdeveloped lands do not have this luxury. Water is scarce and many die from dehydration. 

When can meet God? You can meet Him any time, at any point in our lives, even the moment before our death. Seek Him and He will meet you where you are at the moment of you cry out for Him. Many people die from not knowing the Lord, they do not drink from His living waters. Romans 10:9 instructs us to:

Openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved.”‭‭ Romans‬ ‭10:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are then filled with His living waters.

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:4, ESV

Jesus is our Redeemer, His invitation is always open.

On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”(When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.) John 7:37-39 NLT

It is done I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.” Revelations 21:6 NIV

As Christians, we know the feeling of comfort the spring of living water provides. If each one of us shares this information with at least one person in our sphere of influence who does not follow Christ, they too can be filled and meet God where they stand, hydrated from the spring of (eternal) living water. They will know Him and become recipients of eternal salvation and reside in heaven with our Lord and Savior.

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