Monday, December 19, 2005

Is there power in the words???

When it is said that, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. " - Proverbs 18:21, what is it really saying and what does it mean?


LaNora said...

We must pay attention to the words we speak. Our words have power. They can crush and destroy with the same ease as they can restore and encourage. The words we say to one another can be a powerful force for good. They also can be just as powerfully destructive. Our words affect those around us. They carry the danger of destroying another’s character and lives…gossip. Eph. 4:29 – “Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful in building up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” How many of us would change what we say knowing every word is examined by God? Would we choose the words we speak to or about others? When we use our words to build up instead of tear down, it is pleases God. The words we speak exhibits what is in our hearts. “…for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” – Matt. 12:34. Whatever we have collected in our hearts will eventually disclosed by what we say. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our words cannot help but be a blessing to others.

Anonymous said...

The words that we speak to ourselves often affect not only the way we feel but also our long term health.

Often those whom speak depleating words -thoughts to themselves or even towards others experience tend some kind of related illness.
Words penetrate beneath the surface, they either immedietly or over time create related feelings.

Feeling... bad feelings tend to not only on the surface create a lack of Life or lack of love for life that those who are slaves to what others say or to what they themselves put out, losses that zest that loving building words give to life.

If your mind consumes negative expressions externally or internally one can create altering chemicals that send messages to the body that says all is not well.

It is increadble how often those who put others down do so unknowingly "to feel better about them selves". Yet they tend to become further inslaved to a temperary rush of expression that is short lived and setting themselves up for another fix that only leads to a placed of anger. Anger being only one step away from (D-anger) danger to themselves.

We must bless each other even when we do not feel like doing so. This is the only antidote that leads to real life.

Speak to others what you wish for yourself...following and honouring the golden rule of "Do on to others as you would have done on to you".
As you speak so... you will affect your life not just others.

ATOY4UT said...

A run-on sentence can reveal your secrets and insecurities