Words fascinate me. They are immortal—unforgettable. Scripture speaks of the power of words—Proverbs 18:21, John 1:1, Matthew 12:36—to name a few. And while a picture is worth a thousand words… it’s words that we use to describe a Picasso… Renoir masterpiece… or a magnificent sunrise. Even our universal language—music—has an alphabet!
Words can be weaponized to destroy or they can be mobilized to safeguard and call into existence good things that are not as though they were. There is inherent power in words; whether written or spoken. Words have the capacity to help, heal, hinder, and hurt—what they do—depends on how we use them.
Words can carry our thoughts across space and time… to those we’ll never meet and places we’ll never go. It’s with our words that we shape reality, form opinions, and express ideas. When we use our words in prayer… they can travel into the future, go behind locked doors into secret rooms and leap over mountains to reach their intended destination and divine purpose.
For it is words that can change hearts and minds. Then, shall we speak kind words? Shall we speak life, love, health, an abundance of well-being and prosperity upon ourselves and others? For words are like mirrors that reflect the images from where they came. Words are like seeds that produce the fruit of its own kind.
“Be careful of the words you say, Keep them short and sweet. You never know, from day to day, Which ones you’ll have to eat.”—Anonymous
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”— Nelson Mandela
God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter!