The power of words
President Kennedy in giving Sir Winston Churchill honorary American citizenship quoted Edward Murrow saying; “He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.” Believers are also constantly sending our words into battle and we win or lose our battles by the words we choose to speak. As surely as hard work brings us a reward, our carefully chosen words fill our lives with good things. (Proverbs 12:14)
Many of us will remember the saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but word will never hurt me." This could not be more untrue and even dangerous to teach. It stands directly opposed to scripture and most of us know that words can hurt deeply as well as do much good.
We have been given an amazing ability to encourage and build one another up by what we say. We can choose to speak life or we can choose to speak death. Let’s choose to speak life.
Life giving words have the power to release potential, call out identity and bring healing to places of brokenness. What we say can pour courage and hope into what looks like a hopeless situation. We have been given the power to encourage, comfort and strengthen one another by the words we speak.
Let’s be those who make every effort to deliberately speak life whenever we can, knowing that our words carry power to hurt or heal, to discourage or encourage.
Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
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