We have meditated on many powerful scriptural strategies for dealing with the tongue. Controlling your tongue is important because God wants to bring you into a new dimension of authority where you are speaking His Word and His supernatural power is released through the words He gives you to speak.
Jesus spoke words directed by the Father with the authority of God--and His words were powerful. Every word He spoke was fulfilled. There was absolutely no margin for error, no faltering, no wondering. He spoke and it was done. This was the key to releasing God's supernatural power in His ministry.
Jesus was sent by God, anointed by the Holy Spirit, and given authority to speak and act in God's stead, to speak His Words, and to do His will: “...God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with him” (Acts 10:38). Jesus declared:
...I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. (John 12:49-50)
“Speaking the Word” is not merely selecting verses out of the Bible and repeating them over and over again, hoping they will eventually come to pass. Speaking the Word is not some sort of mystical mantra or "mind over matter" recitation.
Jesus said: “If you live in Me--abide vitally united to Me--and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7, AMP). Wait in God's presence until you receive the Word for every circumstance you encounter. Then, as you speak forth the Rhema Word He has given you under the unction and direction of the Holy Spirit, the Living Word within you will manifest His power through you.
You must stay in God's presence until you receive His direction concerning what you are to say and do. Remain in His presence, waiting, and worshiping until He gives you the specific Word of God to speak forth.
As you speak the Word of God, He will do the work. The key to the fulfillment of the Word is in the Word itself–the written and living Word!
...The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach. (Romans 10:8)
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.