The words we speak…Written By Michelle-Lee Young
What are words? Words are used to bring meaning; they can be spoken, written or produced in song. They affect everything that we do and our words affect all of those around us. Once a word is spoken it cannot be unspoken, it has left our mouths and is now in the universe to be heard and then understood. By our words we can encourage, build, love and inspire. By our words we can discourage, tear down, hate and hurt. We see words everywhere we go, on signs directing us as we travel.
We see words that compel us and see words that are used to entice us. Powerful are the words that we hear and that we see. Language is a way of putting words together to help us relate to one another and understand one another. God used words to speak and create and then those same words became flesh and blood. God’s word will stand the test of time, and can be used as a plummet line for our lives. If it doesn’t line up with the one truth it is not truth. With our words we can lie, with our words we can deceive. The words we speak are in our control. We can speak life as did Ezekiel in the Bible, when he spoke the dry bones and they became alive.
Every word that is spoken is seed that we sow and will bear fruit just like a physical seed. Every tree is known of its fruit. The Bible says in Matthew 7:17 “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit”. There are words that are spoken to us as children that we never forget-- and those words a lot of times will direct the steps we take as adults.
A song can touch a heart through its words because those words have meaning. We must guard the words that we speak each day. We don’t know how our words will touch another person’s life. We must control the things that we say to our children or we could say something that could affect them for years to come. The closer that we draw to God and His Word the more our words become like his. It is then when the words we speak are spoken in love just like he spoke his words to us.
His words have stood the test of time from generation to generation and will always stand and will always bring life. The Word of God speaks life into us, gives us hope and a purpose for living.
So very thankful for the Words He has spoken and left for me as a guide to live by. The words from the author and the finisher of my faith! Jesus.
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. Isaiah 119: 89-90
May the Lord Bless you and keep you!
Have you ever considered why the storms of life are vital to life itself?
Within the characteristics of a tree and deep inside its intrinsic design, instinctively it knows without the storms of life it would die. God designed within each planted seed conquering power. That power put in its very make-up would sustain harsh winds, crashing rains, whirling tornadoes, gusts of snow and hail and yet they stand and endure. Season after season, yet there is something very different. There is new growth each season, maybe one new bud in which a leaf will come forth. In a fruit tree it may be one brand new fruit that it did not have before. Inside that one new fruit contains the seeds of even more growth.
I have heard that a tree grown in a green house would only survive for a short period of time in comparison to the outdoors. The tree would grow to a certain size and then fall over and die, if not planted in the great outdoors. The trees roots actually need the storms and the harsh conditions that life brings, to make their roots strong. We can learn much through the seasons of trees. We can apply trees seasons to our journey of life; our roots grow stronger through the storms and trials that we face. There are things in my life that I would never have understood or experienced if it were not for these storms. My faith has grown in some of the hardest trials of my life, and what I have learned is everlasting.
Storms are vital to the survival of the root system of a tree. The trials that we go through are vital to our survival and make us who we are; they draw out our creativity and purpose. Most of all they help us to provide fruit in our lives, making us more like our creator. Trials build character and humility, and cause us to draw near to our Lord and Savior. It is always beautiful after the storm, when we come through, bringing new growth. Remember that within our design, God has put in us the ability to sustain and stand just like the tree. The difference is that our roots grow stronger in Jesus and he is the anchor in our storms. Thank you Jesus for our Storms!!!!
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2
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