Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Power of Words ~ Our Daily Bread

Good Wednesday Morning to you all or Afternoon or Evening depending on where you live in this beautiful world of ours ...
Each morning dropped in my inbox is a devotional from Dr. David Jeremiah. He is a pastor at Shadow Mountain Church in El Cajon, CA. He is a true man of God that is a Bible Teacher .. and I have come to enjoy his teaching over the years and enjoy his devotions that arrive each day to start my morning...
This Morning .. touched my heart .. and I hope it touches yours too ...

Powerful WordsThen God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
Genesis 1:3
Recommended Reading
James 3:1-12
In the beginning God spoke and it was. His words created something out of nothing. While our words are not as powerful as God's, Proverbs declares that "Death and life are in the power of the tongue" (18:21a). Once we accept the power of our words, we must decide on their purpose.
Words can be as useful as a strong horse ploughing a field or a spark used to start a warm fire on a winter night. They can also rage uncontrollably, destroying what lies in their path. Caring words of support create a safe and intimate friendship. Truthful words spoken in love can offer a friend the opportunity to grow, but spiteful words destroy friendships, and vindictive truth discourages the hearer instead of inspiring them to grow.

Within seconds thoughts become words that slip off our tongue and into the world. Pausing before we speak may seem cumbersome, but it allows us to decide: Is this helpful? Does this need to be said now? What is the best way to say this?

Our words reveal what we care about and they influence others. Is there someone you can encourage today?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr.

It's so true that there is great power in our words ..
I'm sure that you can recall at least one time that words were spoken towards you in Anger, maybe even Hate from someone in your life .. and even if that relationship has mended, those words have never left your memory... Isn't it amazing even mended relationships that are now working beautifully still retain the memory of Harsh words that were spoken in the past. That is exactly how poweful "OUR WORDS" are when spoken. 
We can look to young children in school and they come home to mom or dad crushed by the words spoken by another child toward them .. WORDS ARE POWERFUL ! And are we not like children crushed by words from our piers .. we are just in grown up bodies with the same feelings and emotions .
I have always been an observer in life .. the quiet one you may have saw off in the corner ..not necessarily appearing to be part of the group .. I was the different child in school because I was not super social ..Now I know as an adult I have always been an introvert living in a world that is made up of mainly extroverts.  This made me different from the crowd ..and because I didn't fit the mold .. I can assure you that names were called and words were spoken that seemed to not mean much to others .. but they hurt greatly at the time .. Oh yes I recovered, however those words spoken have never left my memory. I didn't hold onto them for revenge or spite .. in fact I have no ill feelings towards anyone ... we are all at different stages of life and learning we are all cut from a different mold, my only hope is that many will come to think before they speak .. Because Once words are spoken you can't undo what they have done to another's spirit. Words can break a person's spirit.
In Fact... I think leaning towards speaking encouraging words towards others is the way to go.
Lifting others up rather than tearing them down is a much better choice in life.
When a situation arises that is serious and you need to speak ...rather than attacking the person with words and tearing them down ..instead discuss the action or the behaviour .. There are ways to approach situations with words that don't harm but help.
WORDS ARE POWERFUL !  Use your power to lift someone up today ... More often than you realize those around you really need words of encouragement ..

Have a Beautiful and Blessed Day Full of Powerful Encouraging Words !



  1. Oh this post is a powerful one. Trying to live this way, but sometimes the words just come rolling out. I am doing better by Gods help though!! Thank you for this!!

  2. Beautiful, encouraging and truthful post! I enjoy listening to Dr. Jeremiah....a true man of God and wisdom! Walking in the Spirit....not in the flesh, Lord give me that daily reminder.....Blessings~~~Roxie

  3. Powerful words! It is true that what we say in a second can stay with someone for a lifetime! Have a blessed day dear friend and thanks for sharing this with me! BIG HUGS!

  4. Dr. J is a favorite; listen to him at 10 a.m. on XM M-F; full of down home wisdom.


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