Your Mouth Betrays You

I’ve been meditating a lot lately on what happens when we drift away from Jesus. I will be releasing a song soon about falling away and have been thinking about it in relation to myself and my friends. It’s really sad, but I’ve seen many who have just walked away from God. I also look at my own spiritual life and many times don’t like what I see.  I long for more. We decline by degrees, like erosion, and one day if we are given the grace to see it, and have the guts to admit it, we may realize that we are not what we once were.

This is a good thing!

It means that we are awake enough to see how far away we’ve drifted. By the grace of God we can then call out to Him for restoration and revival.

I thought I would share one telltale sign of spiritual declension in the hopes that it might jar some of my readers to wake up to their condition. I’ve found this sign to almost always be a good barometer of spiritual health. You can be sure that your mouth will show who you really are!

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” -Luke 6:45

I can always tell where I’m at by listening to what comes out of my mouth. As surely as day turns into night my language will change by what’s in my heart!

I’ve noticed it with my friends as well. Their mouths betray them. What a stream of revelation comes out of our mouths!

From soaring faith to raw profanity your mouth is giving you away.

Our language actually changes as we change, and it’s a very good way for us to see where we’re really at with God. Does what’s coming out of your mouth sound more like the Holy Spirit or your flesh? When you’re just being yourself and speaking, what comes out?

Our mouths are not just revealing the obviously negative things- it’s not just the course and vulgar and profane that we should be concerned about (although these things are certainly good signs that something is wrong between us and God).  The everyday mundane things that come from our mouths are also a wide open window to who we are and what we love, whether good or bad.

For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” -Luke 6:45