ME AND MY BIG MOUTH
Joyce Meyer


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Warner Books, 1997
Reviewed by Sissy Jacobson

Non-Fiction

ME AND MY BIG MOUTH is a book filled with down to earth messages that fit into our daily lives, and if we learn to use them as God has intended, we will all stop worrying over things we should leave to God and as Joyce says, "Öresist the temptation to play "Holy Ghost, Jr. Instead, we must let God be God."

Joyce points out that we live a great deal by our feelings. This seems to be the believerís number one enemy. We want to think our own thoughts, but God desires us to think His thoughts, and in order to do that, we have to learn what His thoughts are. How do we do this? We are instructed to meditate on His Word day and night. We go to the Bible and find out what God has to say, then we think this over, mull it around while we are going about our business, talk to ourselves about it, and then confess it.

"Proverbs 18:21 states, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]." Joyce Meyer contends "there is no subject in the Bible that we should take any more seriously than the mouth. It can be used to bring blessings or destruction not only to our own lives, but also to the lives of many others." (page 6)

Chapter 1 is titled LEARNING TO SPEAK GODíS LANGUAGE

Joyce tells us that if we have problems, the answer to the major part of them is right under our nose. In this chapter she asks, "Are You Talking About Your Mountains ĖOr To Your Mountains?" (Mark 11:22,23.) Also covered are "Obedience and Forgiveness Are as Important as Faith and Persistence"; "Donít Ignore the "Ifs" and "Buts" (Deuteronomy 28:1,2) "Mere Infants" (1 Corinthians 3:1); "Learning To Speak Godís Language" ( Hebrews 5:13,14) and she talks about the phrase, "If It Be Thy Will" we hear so often in prayers. (James 4:2,3.) Ms. Meyer discusses "Balance, Wisdom, Prudence, Common Sense, and Good Judgment" (Proverbs 13:16). Weíve all heard the phrase used disparagingly about " that name and claim it bunch." In this area, teachers are cautioned that it is their responsibility to explain themselves enough to be reasonably sure that believers in all stages of spiritual growth understand them. A blanket statement like "you can have what you say" without any explanation is dangerous to immature Christians.

Chapter 2 covers "The Effect of Words in the Natural Realm." She reminds us that we will not see positive results in our daily lives if we speak negative things.

I have only given you a taste of the wonderful spiritual truths Joyce Meyer outlines in this book. The writing is succinct and to the point, easily understood by believers in all stages from the newborn Christian to the most spiritually mature. It is meant to be savored and studied, but because she unfolds one truth right after the other, I wanted to read the next one and the next.

I highly recommend ME AND MY BIG MOUTH. In our daily lives, as we go about our business, we all need to practice lining up our words with Godís Word. We can learn how to do this by studying ME AND MY BIG MOUTH by Joyce Meyer. Use your Bible to look up the scriptures she bases each teaching on, and meditate on them. And most of all, use what Ms. Meyer is showing us. This book belongs on our bedside table along with our Bibles so that we go to sleep with Godís Word in our minds.

If you want to live a more peaceful, satisfying life instead of a life filled with fear and worry, I urge you to get a copy of ME AND MY BIG MOUTH by Joyce Meyer today and study it. You wonít stop having all of your problems, just some of them, but youíll sure know a better way to handle the rest.

Visit Joyce and Dave Meyer at www.joycemeyer.org

 

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