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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Word Power

Words matter. Readers crave words. Writers love to play with words.  The power of words is truly immeasurable.  
We all appreciate words of encouragement especially from family and friends.  And yet, sometimes we save our meanest words for the people we love.  
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
In the heat of the moment we may forget how kind words encourage and mean words -- wound.
 “The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.” Proverbs 16: 23-24 (Amplified)
Our words can be persuasive and powerful. How we use the power connected to our words is our choice.
~Blessings,
Teresa

5 comments:

  1. Mean words can sometimes sting. But they begin to lose their potency when I remind myself that people who say mean things usually come from a place of insecurity.

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  2. God spoke the world into existence and we have the same power to both create and destroy with our words.

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  3. Oh a lot of times a simple pause/slowing down can do the trick...I know from experience when I'm speaking too quickly and too suddenly, that things I wish I did not say come out.

    Wise & powerful words as always!

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  4. Very true. This post reminds me of an old song. Can't remember for sure, but I think the Mills Brothers sang it. One of the verses goes: "You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn't hurt at all. You always break the kindest heart with a hasty word you can't recall. So if I broke your heart last night, it's because I love you most of all."

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