Our Words

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverbs 18:21) 
Have you heard the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?”

The truth of the matter is … words can be life giving or life taking.

The tongue is one of the smallest parts of the body, yet it can crush the spirit, causing terrible hurt and damage. 

Words can create, encourage, and give life, but they can also discourage and deliver a terrible blow.
In the book of James, we are told that the tongue is like a fire. 
Fire can warm us and cook our food. But, it can also be destructive. 

If not used properly, fire can destroy. 
The same is true of the tongue.
As you go about your day and start to speak, how will you use your words?
Will you express words of affirmation and appreciation for others?
Or will you let a little burning ember escape and ignite an entire forest fire of destruction.
Remember, words are powerful.
God spoke the world into existence by the power of His words!
As you seek to follow Him, ask Him to guard your heart, tongue, and words. Let your words be used for His good – to uplift and encourage!
When I read this devotion I felt it was something that needed to be shared. Words are indeed powerful, remember this devotion today before you speak. I pray we are all encouraged to let our words be used for His good. Words are like seeds, what seeds are you planting?
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!