The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 14, 2013

‘What you say is what you get!’

Patsy Sorrels, columnist
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — “Guard your heart, keep your heart with all viligance, for out of it flow the issues of life.” ~ (Proverbs 4:23)

The Bible is full of Scripture concerning the heart and the words of our mouth. It is important to know the weight of both. We live in a world of words and eat the fruit of them almost daily. Sooner or later what’s in our heart will find its way up and out our mouth. When we speak, we unmask what’s in our heart.

“What you say is what you get!” according to Mark 11:23. This is something we need to get a grip on if we expect the mountains in our life to “be thou removed,” or the desires and dreams of our hearts to manifest.

Words control our life, whether we like it or not. Words spoken to us or words we speak to others can and will determine our tomorrow.

We really need to get hold of the revelation that life and death are, indeed, in the power of the tongue.

Proverbs talks about the perverse tongue, the lying tongue, the slandering tongue, the gossiping or tale-baring tongue, the tongue that builds up, the restoring tongue, the flattering tongue, the restrained tongue ... just to name a few. Which tongue are you?

Saints, We do frame our world by the words of our mouth. That is why we need to train ourselves to control our words, so we can control our future. Our words are spirit and life, once we speak them, once they are out there, they become life and cannot be revoked.

Folks, we cannot rise above what we allow ourselves to think or say. Think about it!

What have you been saying or thinking all this time? Are you living today what you declared yesterday? When I realized I had been speaking my world into existence, I began to look at past words and whether they were spoken in fear or faith.

So many things in my life today were spoken long before they showed up. I spoke this column into existence many years ago. I spoke my little apartment into existence. I spoke my car into existence, my health ... my faith. And, if the truth be known, I have short-circuited or missed out on more than a few blessings because of fearful words spoken in doubt.

After all, we talk ourselves into and out of things all the time, depending on our level of faith or fear.

Friends, I hope you’re getting hold of this. It’s my prayer that over the next few days, you will pay closer attention to the condition of your heart and the words you are about to release. Open our mind and spirit to the Word of God and ask the Lord to teach you how to renew our mind so that you can control your thoughts and words.

Look around you and see the world your words have created, be it good or bad. And know that things can and will change when we change the way we think and speak.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7)

Keep the faith and worship somewhere today. Merry Christmas everyone.

References include: Proverbs 2:12, 4:24, 6:12, 8:13, 12:18, 12:22, 13:5, 21:6, 12:17, 26:18-19, 11:9, 11:13, 18:8, 6:24, 10:11, 10:20-22, 10:31-32, 15:23, 31:8-9, 13:3 and 18:13 and Matthew 12:34: “Out of the abundance of the heat, the mouth speaks.”

Sorrels is News & Eagle editorial assistant and can be reached at or at (580) 548-8140. My relationship with the Father-God is most definitely word-based.