Have you ever tasted water flowing from a natural spring? There is just something special about knowing it is all natural, that God made every drop of it, isn’t there? What comes out of our mouths has a flow, too. In James, chapter three, he points out that, through our mouths, we can either bless God or curse God. The “flow” of words can be godly or ungodly.
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. James 3:9 NKJV
A spring, however, cannot have two types of water flowing from it. James tells the Christians this to have them consider what one type of flow they put forth. We should do the same! I think our “natural” flow would be selfish and perhaps ungodly, but I would like to think we, as Christians “go against the flow!”
“Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.” James 3:11-12 NKJV
Only with God’s help can we be godly and put forth what is pleasing to Him. And He is only too happy to help us do that! That’s how great He is!
You amaze me every single day with the way You take such good care of me. You are so good! Thank You for my blessings and trials, which You allow for my good. Thank You for helping me with the flow of my words. It is my desire to please You and praise You with my mouth. Amen
I hope you have a nice weekend! With love from the Father to you,