Thursday, December 14, 2006

word power

The more I study scripture the more I am convinced of the amazing power of our words. No matter how you look at it, the words of our mouths can be a source of great benefit-to us as well as others. Meditate on these scriptures as you start your day.

Proverbs 12:13-14 (NIV)
“An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble. From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him.” 1
Peter 3:10 (MSG)
“Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here's what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful;”
Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Proverbs 10:21 (NIV)
“The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.”

These are just a few of the scriptures that we can reflect on as we seek to lead healthy, productive lives that make a difference in the world. This understanding of word power has changed the way I look at personal significance.

As I pray and choose my words carefully, I can cooperate with God to restore His image in others. When you think about it, this is an incredible opportunity and an amazing priveledge. To partner with God in speaking life to others through faith-filled words to bring restoration to human hearts is the highest of callings there is.

Look around you today. Do you see all the people? Do you see their needs for encouragement, hope, and love? Is there anything that you can say that might change their day? With a little thoughtful prayer I am sure that God will show you many opportunities.

May you speak nourishing words today.
May your words restore the broken image of God in others.
May you enjoy the fruit of your lips all the days of your life.

Proverbs 15:23 (NKJV)
“A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!”

The weekend series: “Big Mouth” has ended

New Series begins this weekend:

"The Greatest Story Ever Re-Told"

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