Love is painted with our words.
Love is pictured, painted, represented and conveyed with words. The Word was penned in love to cleanse us not condemn us.
The words we speak tell our story – to ourselves and the world. Have you ever met someone and within a few minutes have a clear picture of who they are simply based on the words they say?
Words reveal the heart. “ . . .for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45. It’s contents spill forth in words. “Life and death are in the tongue.”
Words can worship or worry, they can compliment or criticize, build up or tear down.
Words of “I can’t,” “I tried and failed” or “I don’t know how” become self-fulfilling prophecies. Any woman who’s ever dieted will admit these words have flitted through her mind on more than one occasion.
Words become our story. We will always create evidence for the words we speak to ourselves. “I’m so overwhelmed” or I’m exhausted” will result in a lethargic body, an unfocused, foggy mind and ongoing procrastination every time.
The words we speak about others is a reflection of how we see ourselves. Our words can heal, encourage and inspire. They have the power to turn a confrontational heated moment into a healing one.
So, today let’s choose life simply by wisely choosing our words.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Prov 16:24
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and those things defile the person. Matt 15:18
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Col 3:8
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Prov 18:21
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Ps 19:14
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak Matt 12:36
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Prov 21:23
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