word power

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:14

the power of a word.
stop.  no.  fire.  cancer….
please.  thank you.  yes. i’m sorry…

love…comfort…accept…build up…create…adore…

do we really know what power our words have?  with them, we praise and build up others…with them, we tear down and destroy.

We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot chooses to go, even though the winds are strong. In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches. But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire. And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.  People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!
– James 3:3-10 (NLT)

the mouth…from it come words that bless and curse…what you say flows from what is in your heart. (Luke 6:45)

do your words reflect what is in your heart?
grumbling.  complaining.  gossip.  hatred.  revenge.  hurt.  cursing.
is this what fills your heart?

peace.  joy.  what is good.  blessing.  building up.  kindness.  praise.

heart full of God…
mouth full of praise…

is that what is coming from your heart?

our words contain so much power.

‘be careful little mouth what you say…’

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. –Proverbs 4:23





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