Sometimes my words aren't life giving. When the bible says, "no man can tame the tongue," I believe it. My tongue sometimes can run quicker than my mind keeps up and before I know it, words have come out I can't take back. I can say hurtful things to my husband when he upsets me. Words that come from places I I never knew I had before.
Proverbs says, the tongue has the power of death and life, and whoever likes it will eat of its fruit.
Matthew says, out of the heart the mouth speaks.
If out of the heart our mouths (tongues) speak then we must stop trying to tame our tongues but start conforming our hearts to whatever is pure and lovely. When we see and put things into our minds, it doesn't go void. Most of the time it is stored in our bodies, and in our hearts.
"The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. If each neuron could only help store a single memory, running out of space would be a problem. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain’s memory storage capacity to something closer to around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes). For comparison, if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows. You would have to leave the TV running continuously for more than 300 years to use up all that storage." (Paul Reber)
That is a whole lot a brain space. Our memories, and information we store are going to affect who we are, and ultimately affect what is going to flow out of our mouths. What does that look like for past storage that is already stored up? I am no scientist, but I think we should start filling and storing more and more of whatever is good, pure, and pleasing to God that it may cleanse past storage.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Pastors' wives we have the power of life and death in the words we speak. If we can't tame our tongues, we need to start taming what goes in. By taming what goes in, we can start storing up what is good and allow God to transform our hearts and minds. We need a renewal of ourselves, so we need to dig in the word of God and allow it to wash over our storage units (brains, hearts.) We can't tame our past storage, but we have a God who is not bound by time. He can go into our past and heal and touch whatever happened that has stored up death in your life. He is willing to cleanse it, are you ready?
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor