“The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.”
– John 6:63
Today is Valentine’s Day, a holiday to honor love! It is through the Holy Spirit that we have received the love of God into our lives — isn’t this great news!
The word love is defined as an intense feeling of deep affection. As we think about the power of words, here’s a question for you: How would your name be remembered if it was kept in a jar and put on a shelf? What words will be reflected when that jar is opened? Throughout our lives, the words we use to describe ourselves will change. Especially when you’re designing your life and defining who you want to be. Designing a name is clearly one of the most important things you can do. Only one name is more important than your own — Jesus Christ. The more your name reflects His character, the better your life will get. It’s a promise! Becoming like Christ is one of the happiest, smartest, and best decisions you can make. Our lives are surrounded by words. Good words, bad words, words we hold deep in our bodies from our teachers when we were children. Some of you hold loving words from your parents who aren’t here anymore, but their love remains. Some of you still carry hurtful words from a neighbor, friend, or a relative. Be careful what words you consume.
Friend, there are some toxic words, and we can compare them to the junk food we consume from time to time. Daily consumption of these words does not enhance our life design; it takes away. We can incorporate the loving words of Jesus as an anchor for our daily thoughts and actions. We can be remembered for the positive impact of Jesus in our lives.
Father, teach me how to incorporate the Word of God into my life.
How do the teachings of Jesus guide your daily thoughts and actions?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.