“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.”
– Proverbs 12:14
Today we continue to recognize the power of our words. We have so much opportunity to bless those around us. Isn’t it time that you put your trust in the Lord with the words you speak? What if you began using words that are full of faith, that are based on scriptures, that are trustworthy, beautiful, praiseworthy, and confident? Those are the words that make a difference, that lift people up. You won’t lift yourself up by tearing others down.
This is why dictators, for example, who are very familiar with the power of guns, bombs and planes, know that the thing that most threatens them is speech. This is why the Constitution of the United States has 27 amendments, and the first one is freedom of speech! Our founding fathers knew that freedom of speech would protect us from tyranny. It also includes the freedom of religion, to assemble, and the freedom of the press. This is a powerful thing, the power of words.
Friend, the story of the biblical creation states that in the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth from nothing. He said, “Let there be light,” and as a result of God’s words, the light was separated from the darkness. Isn’t it interesting that words have the power to create light? Words become more powerful when they rhyme, like in poetry; they are catchy and people remember them. The power of words increases when they are set to music. Grandpa Schuller used to say that every great movement in history had its own music, and I agree. Words have the power to create, to tear down, and to lift up. Words make a difference!
Father, help me to use my words to lift others up.
Is it clear to you that your words have power?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.