Monday, January 10, 2011

The Power of Words...

Words are full of power, they can wound, they can heal, they can minister death and life, they can encourage and discourage, they can build up and tear down. People get divorces over words, families are split apart over words, people lose jobs over words, people get a poor self image and insecurities over words that are spoken over them. Words are a container for power. Choose our words very carefully and be accountable for the words that come out. No man can tame the tongue so we need God's help, pray everyday for God to help you with your mouth.
James 1:2 consider it all joy when you fall into trials or temptations...find the treasure in your trial. Find the good.
We talk too much about the isdue at hand instead of what God has done for us in the past. Stop saying I can't do this it's too much for me, you need to say that God will never put more on me than I can handle/bear. Help yourself with your words. Your words are containers and have power. Don't talk about your trials without a purpose. Vent for a few minutes, get counceling, etc then move on. God will help you. James 1:6 even if you do something wrong, repent and move on. Don't talk doubt and unbelief. Even Jesus in his time of trial decided not to talk much. Don't blow the plan of salvation by blowing your lips. It's easy to want to tell it all, ask God to help you so you don't get caught up in mulling it over again. The hour has come and I am going to shut my mouth cause i am not going to give the devil a foothold in my life. Pray that God gives you the grace to not say stupid stuff, to stay quiet, etc. Use more wisdom in what you say!!! Don't let your testimony be a bragging session. Build people up and encourage them. Proverbs 27:1-2 when you do something, do it unto the Lord. Don't be a name dropper of all the important people you know. Don't say things to impress others. James 3:5 the tongue is a little member and boasts of great things. James 4:13 -16 boasting is wrong. Don't complain or be negative. Numbers 13:27-30 don't stare at the circumstances too long, don't underestimate the power of God and His word. Proverbs 18:21 the power of life and death are in the tongue and they who indulge in it should eat the fruit of it. Your words can change the quality of your life.

*NUGGETS are my own views on things I'm learning, going through or hearing on TV or in front of my pastor or that I just want to share.

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