Saturday, December 28, 2013

Words...

I woke up this morning with this on my mind.  How powerful Words are.  They can build you up or break you down.  They can destroy a nation or build a nation with hope.  They can grow your child or break them.  Words.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

Job 6:24
“Teach me, and I will hold my tongue; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
 
Psalm 5:9
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue.
 
For years, I heard rotten things about who I was and what I wasn't.  Those things I have forgiven the person and tried to forget the words said.  But somehow they are ingrained in my brain.  Sometimes they pop back in because of what someone else said.  I heard some of these words again not long ago, from someone I trusted.  It really made me pause and think about the words I use with the little ones I work with and the people I work around.  I was also told I don't have a filter on my mouth or thinking.  I do.  Just not always how someone else should desire it.
 

Psalm 64:2-4

New King James Version (NKJV)
Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
 
Waking up this morning with WORDS on my heart and mind, really caused me to think more.  The Power of the Word can give life or death.  What will you choose?
 
 
 
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The Power of the Tongue

Here is a word to my teacher friends complete with an exhortation.
If to this office you would ascend, remember the expectation.
Those who are called to teach God's Word will be held to stricter account.
All who are careless with research and words will certainly be found out.

This is a warning all teachers heed as they prepare their daily thought.
Our students suffer when we fail to prepare ourselves as we ought.
Things of value for which we reach feature workmanship first-rate
So prepare thoroughly when you teach. Leave no room for mistakes.

The power of words that flow from our heart bring honor and instruction,
But words uncontrolled tear others apart with sorrow, pain and destruction.
Even though the tongue is small, the power it generates is great.
It's the spark that lights the fire. Calamity and heartache await.

The tongue can be used to praise our God or curse the ones He created.
Once it is loosed and out of control, it's impossible to sedate it.
As water pure and that defiled can't flow from the very same source,
So words that heal are canceled out by words that blow others off course.

So let us watch our tongue today. Consider God's Word and fear it.
Let us submit our unruly heart to the Lordship of God's Spirit.
Let us reach up and trust our God to give us the Spirit's power
To live today governing our tongue as we walk with Him each hour.
 
Christian faith art. Anger won't make the world a better place...
 
Christian faith art. Reality 101: There's a physical reality and a spiritual reality.
 
My Peace I give unto you. - Jesus
 
 

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