Filled to Overflowing or Lost for Words


The Holy Spirit showed me a metaphor of “speech balloons“.  A speech balloon (or word balloon) is a graphic used most commonly in comic strips.  They reveal the words representing the speech and thoughts given by the character.

The Lord showed me speech balloons coming out of people’s mouths, but they had no words in them.  The Lord said, some people are lost for words because they are spiritually barren.  They are stunting their spiritual growth and maturity by not filling themselves with spiritual things.  As they fill their thoughts with My word, their minds will be renewed from their old nature.  

As they fill their mouths and hearts with prayer and intercession, their lives will be transformed as well as the lives of those for whom they are interceding.  Their conversation will always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that they may know how to answer and minister to others.

Then I saw a second group of people.  They had the speech balloons proceeding out of their mouths that were filled with negative words.  Their words were filled with criticism and judgement, as well as anger, jealousy and regret.  They had unforgiveness in their hearts from people that had hurt them, and plans that did not go as they had desired.

Some had bitterness that was caused by past relationships which they are having a difficult time letting go of.  When they hear something familiar from their past, it triggers something inside of them that makes them respond and react in a negative way.

The third group that I saw were people who had word balloons filled with words of encouragement, edification and exaltation.  Words of thanksgiving and praise were on their lips.  Although many of them were facing difficult situations in their lives, they refused to give in to defeat.  They would not come into agreement with the accuser by acknowledging his lies with their words.

They would not repeat the words of the enemy as they refused to give voice to his plans and strategies.  They spoke words of blessing to those who cursed them, and prayed for those who despitefully used them.  The words of their mouths and the meditation of their hearts were pleasing to the Lord.

The Lord says, do not speak anything that would nullify or devalue My word.  Never speak what is contrary to what you believe.  Don’t contradict that which I am birthing within you with words of doubt or dishonor.  Store up My words within your heart as a treasure.  As you do this, you will soon discover that you are bringing glory to me through ordering your conversation aright.  

Although you don’t see things manifested in the natural yet, continue to speak My word.  Speak words of life, and speak words in love.  Let the words of your mouth and the mediation of your heart be pleasing to Me.  Your words will define you as you speak words of faith and put your trust in Me, says the Lord.

“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing,”   Proverbs 12:18.

“The Lord God has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned,”   Isaiah 50:4.

“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned,”   Matthew 12:37.

“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.


Blessings in Christ Jesus,
~ Elaine

Staten Island, NY


Filled to Overflowing or Lost for Words — 2 Comments

  1. I give God Thanks for those whom are filled with the spirit to love others in spite of how they are treated. But I give thanks for those whose hearts are heavy and troubled and may be negative. God sees it as an opportunity to lavish his love on them and God, Our Father and Our Lord Jesus love lavishing their love in abundance on those in need. For Our Lord’s love is limitless.
    I was in church one day and the guest pastor spoke about this “hard lady” in the audience at another church service. And during service, the guest pastor said he laid hands on her and she caught the Holy Spirit! Yes! A hard lady caught the Holy Spirit. Not a sweet innocent perfect in the eyes of man church lady but a mean church lady!  Probably the kind of church lady people run from. Anyway, at that moment he laid hands on her, after years of harshness and anger she bust out laughing!!! I mean she was having a great time and couldn’t stop! There she was howling with laughter in the middle of service! What a hoot! I wish i was there. That would have been a sight. Anyhow, the laughter went on so long, the pastor got insulted thinking she was making fun of him somehow ( I admired his honesty for being do real) and The Lord spoke to him ” this woman has been twisted up inside with anger and resentment from past wrongs for decades or longer, and now she has been set free!” And the pastor said he had this sense that The Lord and the woman was laughing at him for being so serious and a stick in the mud. I’m sure The Lord was laughing though, likely not laughing at him but I think He was rejoicing over this woman finding joy! I think He loves to see us rejoice because we are really happy not just because we are expected to Praise as a requirement. He desires to make us really joyful!! Sensing his presence has that affect of people! He is Joyfulness and he was born from the tribe that means praise! Issac’s name means laughter and he was the promised child! Do see where I am going?

    I think as Christians we forget who we were before Christ. We forget how much he saved us from.  And we forget the Joyfulness of his presence. But He , Our Lord didn’t condemn us for forgetting. He isn’t accusatory like the enemy but His voice points us back to him and his love and not our faults. Let’s give Christ Glory for being such a cool, approachable, loving Savior!!! He wants us to be ourselves with Him so he can lead and guide us to his great joy! Like the little lady who went from grumpy to joyful in no time just by a touch from The Lord we must recognize it’s His power that can completely transform. Let’s be used by him to share his loving touch!!! Praise Jesus!

  2. Thank you…I was going to do something mighty for the LORD…it failed…i have GOT to get back up and SPEAK WORDS ARIGHT IN HIM !!!!