Words kill, words give life; their either poison or fruit– you choose. *Proverbs 18:21
Never underestimate the power of words. All of creation, the entire universe was spoken into existence at a word from God. The oceans, mountains, swamps, animals, insects, and even humans are a result of God speaking. His words bring life. Jesus healed the blind and raised the dead with a word. Words so easily roll off our tongue, we often lose sight of their true value. We have the power every day to lift others up or tear them down. Our words have the ability to inspire others to be better, to reach farther, to keep trying, to love. At the same time, we have the ability to destroy hearts and effect attitudes for a lifetime. Sincere compliments and words of encouragement can truly be food for the soul. Our words will either honor or dishonor others….. and God. By the same token, we should look to the word of God to see what He has spoken over our life. The Bible is full of blessings, love, and encouragement that are the inspired words of God. Take them and claim them over your life. There is power so great to be found within the pages of the Bible, it’s unimaginable. Today, take time to open up your Bible and look up some of God’s promises to us. They will inspire you to speak words of hope, love, and encouragement to others. Be aware of the words you speak to others and the lasting impression your words will leave behind. Years from now, people will remember words spoken to them in sincere love, kindness, and concern. They will also remember words spoken that inflicted wounds on their soul. Remember, poison or fruit — you choose.