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.”

7 thoughts on “Speaking What We Eat

  1. Good Morning

    I just received this via e-mail and thought it might spur on someone else when it comes to this.

    “Good reminder. I find it amazing that the deep sin within that I thought was gone, flares from my lips in times of frustration or anger. My prayer is that God will continue to cleanse me and my past so that these dark words will be gone forever.”

    I hope these words minister to you.

    Dennis

  2. I personally enjoy your postings so very much. There is such a need for all of us to draw closer to God in all we do. Gods Holy Word id our mana… If we fail to be in Gods Holy Word our mind and heart will quickly fill with the trash of this world. Thank you for such an inspiring message.

    1. Thank you Moose, and I pray that the Lord ministers to you today and give rest to your soul. Always remember that He is in control and He knows what you need. Take care my friend and God bless – Dennis

  3. My prayer every day to the Lord is to “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight” (Psalm 19:14a). I find that the only way I will see that prayer answered is by spending time in God’s word daily and allowing His word to get into me and transform me, so that the only words that I speak will glorify Him and that I would build up and edify others, whether the lost or those believers who are struggling in their faith, and never to tear down and destroy. Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”

  4. Pastor Dennis
    Thank You for your weekly word here at the Virgin River Times

    Always a great message, and todays message is no exception, we certainly are what we feed ourselves. Feeding Gods Word into us helps us to fight the enemy that is trying to destroy us.
    Blessings
    James

    1. James, I think Jesus said it best when he said to Satan, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4). Thank you and take care.

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