“Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.” Psalm 5:1
Our Words are powerful! They have the power to give life or death to any given situation, just as they have the power to promote or destroy others. In the same way that God spoke the world into existence with His words; our world is also transformed by the words we speak daily. And, not only do our words shape our perception of our circumstances; our circumstances can be completely transformed by the profession of our words. Remember, the power of your words; they have the power to shape your life and the lives of others.
Most people do not consider the lingering effects of their words. Some of us simply spew our words, because we can. However, be mindful that Adam named every living thing in the world, and each thing is still called by that name today. That’s how powerful your words are. And, this is just a small indication of the verbal power God gave Adam from the foundation of the world. This power was never rescinded, it is your legacy.
Often, your words justify your beliefs. This is why it is so difficult to profess what you do not believe. It is also the reason why brainwashing has to occur repetitively. It is in the repetition that we begin to believe what we actually say. So, it is important for us to remember that our words are vital to the quality of our survival; it is the difference between simply eking out a living with deep sadness or living daily with innate joy. Your words have the power to change your environment!
Obviously, when the Bible says, God sent His Word, and His Word became flesh, we understand that the Word is Jesus. So, if God created us in His own image wouldn't our words have the power to create also? When we really begin to understand how powerful our words are, we will understand the power God placed in us from the foundation of the world.
Adam used the power of his words in his household –the earth. What about your household? What words do you use within your daily environment? Remember, if you curse at your children, your spouse, or your environment, you are placing a significant negative presence on your life. –A presence that lingers within your own psyche and home environment far into the future. If instead, you bless your children, spouse, and environment, it places a significantly positive presence on your life far into the future. Today’s verse says, “Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.” Your life is shaped by your own words; the ones you choose to utter daily are the ones you will receive. –So, why not choose them wisely? L.
Study Reference: Psalm 5:1, Psalm 23
From: "Our Words.” In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions For Everyday Living.
Copyright © 2014 by Lavona E. Campbell
**Now, it’s your turn to write down your own thoughts in your journal regarding today’s verse.