There’s an old saying, “You are what you eat.” The notion is that if we want to be healthy and fit, we need to eat right, because the foods we eat has a direct bearing our mental and physical health.
But we are also spiritually what we take in, and we can find out how good were eating by what we are speaking to others.
Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
he words that come out of our mouths is a direct reflection of the food we are putting into our soul and spirit. Or, to say it another way, we speak what we eat. If we eat of the world and its philosophies, then we’ll only speak what Satan, the ruler of this world, says. But when we partake of God’s word, then we’ll speak life to those in darkness.
This is what the Lord told Ezekiel.
“But you, son of man, hear what I say to you … open your mouth and eat what I give you … Son of man, eat what you find; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” (Ezekiel 2:8; 3:1)
God sent Ezekiel to the Jews in exile, and he was to speak to them God’s word. But the words he was to speak were not to be his own, but rather the Lord’s; and to ensure this, God told him to eat the scroll which represents God’s word, because it was sweet as honey (Ezekiel 3:3).
This is the same way the Psalmist described God’s word.
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)
To ensure Ezekiel would only speak God’s word and not his own, God made him unable to speak until he had a word from Him, only then did God opened his mouth to speak.
“I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and not be one to rebuke them … But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth.” (Ezekiel 3:26-27)
And so, when we eat of God’s word then we’ll speak for God and not for man or ourselves.
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West 1st South, behind ACE Hardware.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: This Sunday at our 10 a.m. service, we’ll be having a special guest speaker and pastor, Derrick Smothers. His message will be, “Trusting In Troubled Times.”
Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m. either in-person or on-line (Children and Youth ministry available). All services and teachings, including Sunday 6 p.m. service, are available on our YouTube Channel, “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship.”
Pastor Lee also provides daily inspiration (Devotionals, Thoughts, and Tweets) on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dennis.lee.3760/).
To find more about Living Waters Fellowship visit, “mesquitelivingwaters.com.”