When you truly realize the immense power of your words, you will become more conscious of what you are creating with them. You will be intentional when you speak.
I tell you, on Judgment Day people will give an account for every thoughtless word they have uttered, –Matthew 12:36, ISV
The word thoughtless here is also translated “idle.” It is Strong’s #G692, a word that means “unemployed or barren.” In other words, we will be held accountable for not intentionally putting our words to work creating according to the mind of God and heart of the Spirit!
Right now, pause and ask the Spirit of Truth to make you conscious of every word you speak and to hold you back from speaking words that are destructive to yourself or others. Ask Him to teach you to use words to co-create with wisdom and intent!
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. –Psalm 141:3, NKJV
Yeshua, of course, is our pattern. His words restored value and dignity to those who were outcast and ashamed, and healed souls as well as bodies. So, in order to align with the Divine pattern, we must learn to proactively use the power of our words to breathe life into ourselves and into those around us.
Last week, we talked about the experiments Dr. Masaru Emoto did with frozen ice crystals, proving scientifically the damage that negative words can cause. In addition to his experiments with frozen ice crystals, he also conducted some amazing experiments with rice. He placed rice into three glass beakers and then filled the beakers with enough water to submerge the rice. He said “thank you” to the first beaker, “you’re an idiot” to the second and ignored the third. He did this daily and, after a month, found that the rice that was thanked fermented and gave a pleasant smell. The rice that was verbally abused turned black. The rice that was ignored began to rot, revealing that neglect actually does the greatest amount of harm.
If proactively speaking words of encouragement and affirmation does not come naturally to you, find creative ways to remind and motivate yourself to do this. Remember, neglect is as damaging as abuse. The Father will trust you with greater and greater spoken authority when you refrain from speaking words of destruction and when you are obedient to speak words of life. By the way, this includes your self-talk.
Next week, we will discuss why Yeshua, the Living Word, God in the flesh, found it necessary to pray. We will dissect His prayer life, and you will discover some amazing and practical keys that will revolutionize your own prayer life.
It’s an honor to explore God’s kingdom with you. May you create some truly amazing things with your words this week! I’d love to hear your miracle stories…