Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Power of Words

I love John 1:1-18. It is probably one of my very favorite passages of Scripture. I feel the stirring of the spirit within me when I read this poetic and beautiful description of who Jesus is. He is the embodyment of the very words of God. He is God made manefest in his words.

" In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning." John 1:1-2
Have you ever thought about how when God speaks he can't just speak idle words? His words BECOME. They become a creation. His words have power to create, and whatever he speaks just IS.

When I speak things aren't created. I can't say, "Let Dinner be Prepared" and have it appear in front of me. Oh how I wish I could ~ don't you? But my words still have power. He gave us that power from the beginning in the Garden. It says,

" He brought them (the animals) to the man to see what he would name them: and whatever the man called each living creature, that was it's name." Gen 2:19

God wanted to include Man in a bit of the creation process. We were, after all, made in the image of God. He wanted to see what we would do, and show us that our words have power. I am thinking today about how powerful my words are. And how I might use them. If I saw my words BECOME would I be more careful? If I really thought my words had that kind of power, how would I use them?

Jesus said
"I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Mat 18:18

Our words do have power. And we are wise to use them to do the work God intended. We are wise to loose those things that cause healing, and hope, and Bind those things that cause doubt, anger, and fear. Lord I pray you give me the right words to speak today.  Words that heal, and proclaim your glory!
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight. Oh Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

I think my personal world would be more at peace, If I thought of every word that came out of my mouth as this powerful. Don't you?

1 comment:

  1. What a great reminder! Too bad i cant speak to the mess in my living room....