Wednesday, January 18, 2012


So many words are spoken and written each day that they somehow have lost their meaning to many of us. But over 2500 years ago God saw how much we needed words and began the process of having His words written down. 

Think about it, most people did not know how to read, why bother writing it down? 
It makes no sense. 

Actually it makes a lot of sense, because words have that much power. Power to cause things to be, power to heal, transform, forgive. God knew this power because from the beginning, all of creation was made by a simple spoken word. 

Words can speak life where there was death, 
hope where there was despair, 
freedom where there were chains. 

We treasure God’s Words. Someone can say I have a Scripture for you, a Word from God, and our heart leaps. An answer, a promise to hold onto, a light for a dark place. 
God values words.

Ok, you are thinking, “Sure, Gods’ Words can do that but I am not God what I say or write doesn’t matter.” 


How many of you remember a word spoken to you as a child? 
One that you probably should have forgotten but it has become more than a word, it is a title, a label, a definition of you. 





They become more than words they become obstacles to who you can be, who you were created to be.

My challenge to you is this… watch your mouth. 
Please don’t think I am saying cover thy mouth with tape and beat thyself if a foul word escapes. Just be mindful of your words. Try. Think about what you say or write. 
Preferably before you say or write but if it has already gone out back up and take a minute.

There are always those two sweet words “I’m sorry” that can begin to repair anything your words have broken.
One of the most wonderful lessons God taught me when my children were young is the amazing grace your child has when you humbly ask their forgiveness for a word harshly spoken. 
I encourage you to try, just try, to guard your words. Here are a few ideas God had about them to help motivate you and put you in His way of thinking.

Genesis 1:1-3
 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
 3 And God said…
1 Samuel 3:21
The LORD continued to appear at Shiloh, and there he revealed himself to Samuel through his word.
Job 23:12
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.
Psalm 107:20
He sent out his word and healed them

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

Psalm 119:11
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 17:27
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
Ezekiel 37:4
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Acts 20:32
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance 
Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
1 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.

1 comment:

  1. Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
    Proverbs 10:14

    looking forward to more.