The universe is actually made up of words. John the Apostle knew this, as stated in the above scripture. He was echoing the first chapter of the Old Testament, which says God spoke and all things were created. Philosophers and theologians had trouble understanding this, however, modern science and computing enable us to understand it better. Everything breaks down into atoms, and every atom has a word attached to it. DNA has even more fascinating implications. Atoms are not solids, but positive and negative charges of electricity. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the Word of God, so like atoms, what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
So, we know words are powerful. Taking this a step further, “Garbage in, garbage out” is a saying in the computing world that means if you do not pay attention to the code (words) you’re putting into the program, it will not work and it will crash. Think about your life, your heart, your health, and the garbage in, garbage out of what you’re consuming. Meaning, we should become more intentional and careful about the news, social media, celebrity gossip, and even junk food we consume.
Friend, let’s power in, and power out, allowing more good words in to give you more power. Instead of consuming “garbage,” let’s read about real heroes. Read the biography of a person you want to mirror. Call your parents, or get together with friends. Immerse yourself in the kinds of words that will transform you into the person you were meant to be.