Words Have Weight
Words have weight. They tumble from our careless lips into the atmosphere, seeding, impregnating, germinating. They float... borne upon the wind of our breath into the ears and hearts of others, planting themselves, growing, causing unification or division. Others swirl, being carried away, not landing but returning later to manifest and make themselves known - in consequence or action.
God’s word does not return void and we are made in His image. I would like to propose neither do OUR words return void. They have weight, they carry change - for the good or the bad. Our words have purpose and direction. Our words cause division or unification. Our words can spawn hate or seed love.
My challenge to you: Watch Your Words. Guard Your Mouth.
From my journal:
28 January 2020
Let no evil, disparaging, demeaning, discouraging word escape your lips. Let your words be one of encouragement, teaching and wisdom. Refrain from idle comments or conversation.
Evil words feed evil beings. Starve them. Do not give them power or notice. Destroy them. Defeat them.
31 January 2020
My prayer for this season (until I learn and can do this without thinking): “Lord, take control of what I say and set a guard over my lips/mouth - keep me from speaking thoughtlessly. I want to enjoy life and see many happy days. Keep my tongue from speaking evil and my lips from telling lies.”
Psalm 141:3 Take control of what I say, O LORD, and guard my lips
1Peter 3:10 For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies