Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Power of Words

The power of words may change things for better or worse. A match can do much good. It can be used to light a furnace that may keep a house warm in the winter. Also, a match could start a wildfire that may destroy a forest of trees. A match is like the words that we speak. The power of words may do much good, bringing a blessing to many. However, the power of words can be destructive.

Make your words a blessing to others. You may encourage someone who is depressed. Your words could build up someone to do good for others. Your words could be used to make a difference in someone's life. "Let your speech always be with grace" (Colossians 4:6). May your words be gracious to others.

Relationships in life are built upon words. A marriage begins by exchanging words in vows. Good marriages grow through words of love, affection, and appreciation. The same marriage could be ruined through words of criticism and verbal abuse. Words may nurture the relationship or destroy it.

May your words bring glory to God. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Speak words of thanksgiving to God in prayer. Share words of testimony about your faith in God. Share your faith with others through the power of words from the Bible. "May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer" (Psalm 19:14, NLT). Don't overlook the power of your words.