We reap what we sow.
This principle is demonstrated many times throughout the Bible. Yet, one of the simplest ways for us to sow good seed for our lives is something many of us struggle with.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. James 3:8 NIV
We “God folks” tend to worry far more about the things we do and not contemplate as much the things we say. I wonder if we gave more thought to what we say, would we then “do better?”
This doesn’t require fancy words or eloquent speeches. A few kind words at the proper time can mean the world to someone on the brink of a meltdown.
“You can do it,” may be the encouragement someone needs to apply for that job or enroll in classes.
“I’m thinking of you,” can ease the pain of grief or loneliness.
Our words are impactful, powerful.
I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore, choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; Deuteronomy 30:19 NKJV
Very few of us would intentionally choose death, yet sometimes that is exactly what we do. To curse others is to curse ourselves. The vile with which we speak will eventually find its way back to us.
I’ve heard it said “our words should be sweet so should we be forced to eat them, they will go down smoothly.”
Choose to sow kind words.
Our voice may be the most powerful weapon we have.
The Bible prompts us to “declare” the works of the Lord. We are urged to “sing” God’s praises.” Jesus instructed His disciples to “proclaim” the message. These three words are mentioned nearly 800 times in the Bible.
The use of our voices isn’t for God’s benefit, but our own.
Words are seeds that activate our faith. Our professions and confessions can bind and liberate.
God spoke the world into existence!
Give thought to your words.
Don’t allow words said in jest, haste or anger to curse your future.
Our words set the stage for our lives, our prayers facilitate the changes we seek.
What say you, today?
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 NIV