Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Power of Your Words

You can walk by a well-kept garden, and tell EXACTLY which seeds were planted by what is blooming there.  You can also tell the ugly weeds that just drifted in, which, if allowed to grow long enough, will choke out the beauty of the well-kept garden.  Yes, words that we spoke yesterday make life what it is today!!!  Mark 11.23 says “He shall have those things that he sayeth.”  The things you say are words.  In face you could paraphrase it that you will possess the things you speak. 

Words, words, words.   Researchers’ estimates of how many words we speak per day range from 50,000 to 2,500, with the average estimate being approximately 15,000 words per day.

The Bible tells us that in Matthew 12.36-37 tells us that we will give account of every idle or useless word we speak, and that by our words we shall be justified (shown innocent), or by our words we shall be condemned (pronounced guilty). 

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.  (Proverbs 18.21 Message)    Words can make or break us, heal us or make us sick.  They can break others to pieces (Job 19.2).  They have creative power (Romans 4.17 - Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing.)

Words make an atmosphere.  They bless or heal, they empower, they cut down and curse.  A soft word can turn away wrath, and grievous words can agitate anger (Proverbs 15.1). 

Words can be wood to a fire or even a destroying fire (Proverbs 26.20, 16.27, James 3.5-6). Proverbs 18.21 says, Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

Choose your words carefully! You are building or tearing down with them!