Negative Word Fast

Negative Words—judgmental, cursing, gossip, self-critical, sarcasm, complaining, negative words and thoughts critical—(of change, of others, of something you have seen or heard)


Exodus 23:1     You shall not spread a false report.  You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.

Leviticus 19:16     You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor.  I am the LORD.

Psalm 15:2-3     He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend.

Psalm 19:14     Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable I Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Psalm 34:13     Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.

Psalm 39:1     I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth while in the presence of the wicked.”

Proverbs 4:23-24     Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.  Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put perverse lips far from you.

Proverbs 10:18-19     The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.  When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Matt 12:3437     Brood of vipers!  How can you, being evil, speak good things?  For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.  But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

Matt 15:18-20     “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.  These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

Romans 2:1-2     Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.  But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things.

Phil 4:8     Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

James 1:18-20, 26     Of His own will, He brought us forth by the word of truth that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.  So then, my beloved brethren, in every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. . . .If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.


I have chosen to read many devotionals in the Bible App on fasting, both food, nasty words, and negative thoughts—judging, complaining, being critical and so forth. For me it has been an exciting of revelation and conviction.  My development feels as though it is growing, this has been painfully eye opening.  I want a deeper relationship and knowledge of God.  I am a sinner.  Although I have grown in much of my walk with Him, I have a very long way to go.  But studying fasting feels as though my growth has surged.

A Pastor Rick is writing the devotional on Fasting Words.  I am guilty of using all the negative words – and thoughts.  The negative words consist of judgment statements, complaining, criticism, sarcasm, slander, cursing, pessimism, negative language, gossip.  This has been a wonderful devotional, and I am glad I stumbled on it—and think I will probably wait a couple days then repeat it, so more soaks into my mind, and the Holy Spirit can help me realize faster these negative thoughts, words and change me.  For sure, I cannot change this lifelong habit of negative things in my head and being spewed out of my mouth alone.

I have been working on not judging for a while.  It is less often, but it still randomly jumps into my brain, and I am aware of the negative thought(s) I have.  I immediately send Satan away, oust him from my mind, out!  Unwelcome!   Who am I to judge another?  In any capacity?

So this devotional has been so pertinent and welcome to me.  The negative words, thoughts include—judgment, cursing, slander, gossip, criticism, pessimism, negative outlook, negative language.  I want to lean on the Holy Spirit to help me heal from this.  All of these negative thoughts and words are SIN.  I do not want to be sinning with something that is ugly to think and certainly ugly to hear.    My prayers have been that the Holy Spirit will arrest my thoughts as the negative thoughts come; make me aware; then help me turn totally away from this sin.  In the meantime, I have to confess this sinful behavior.

I have so very much to be thankful for, so how could I feel that I can criticize others, can stand in judgment of others?   Shame on me!  I have NO idea of another’s walk, thoughts, and God certainly did not choose me to stand in judgment—I am a sinner.  It is Jesus, His only Son who has the right to judge; and He is our intermediary, our Savior, the One who willingly gave His life to take MY sins on Him.

One of the critical words I speak is using sarcasm as humor.  This is the lowest form of humor.  And at one time, I could not stand a comedian, Don Rickles, who used that mode of humor.  I found him so negative, cutting and hurtful.  Other comedians used sarcasm also—Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers—both used it against their husbands, sometimes against other people—regarding clothing, or some other area to find fault about.   Criticism and negative thinking affect all those around us.  It is putting down a change without even trying the change, without even seeing any of it start.  One assumes things are not going to run smoothly—and probably right for the initial period of change.  It is a difference; not necessarily a bad difference, especially once all have gotten familiar with the new manner of doing things.   I am sure there are many more, but not that my brain can remember now.   But I have practiced the sarcastic one liners.  

I am sure I will be writing more on these negative words and learning to fast them totally out of my mind.  This is going to be a journey!

I am so thankful I have the Holy Spirit to help me grow in a manner that is more loving and kinder like Jesus.  It has been rewarding—although shaming when I first realized how poor my speech and thoughts could be.   I have a long way to grow, but thankfully, I get to walk to improvement with the Holy Spirit.

Thank You for helping me grow and learn how sinful I have been, and still You chose me and ‘mybellaviews.’