When you are conversing with someone, can you see their words? You see lips moving, but you cannot see words! Have you ever wondered why?
In the beginning, God said let us make man in our image and after our likeness. He formed man from the dust of the ground; then after God formed man – He took his breath. God. TOOK. HIS. OWN. BREATH…and blew in the nostrils of man – and the man stood up and became a soul.
So you are NOT your body! Your body will return back from whence it came- the dust of the ground. Adam didn’t become a soul until God blew into his nostrils.
What is God? God is a spirit. They that worship Him must do what???
So if God blew HIS SPIRIT into Adam and Adam began breathing what are we?
If we were made in the image of God, and His likeness what are we? We are a spirit as well.
This is why life and death are in the power of the tongue. Your words are living. God blew his spirit in man and man became a living soul. Whatever I speak, I am either sowing seeds of corruption or seeds of righteousness. That is why we must be quick to hear…slow to speak.
There is a decision we must make with controlling our verbiage and the tone that we use. This decision is one we do not like to take ownership of. We place onus on someone else, based on how that person treats us, when in reality, there is no excuse.
“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” Colossians 4:6 NKJV<
Grace should always be the focal point of our speech and conversation. We should talk of the great things and wonders of grace, which God has done for us, that would be edifying to our Savior and for the glory of God.
Our conversation should always be graceful, so that we can minister grace to the hearer. If you don’t speak graciously, how can you minister grace?
If we focus on what we say and how we say it, then there’s no room for obscene words, subliminal messages, filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting, as the scripture says.
Ephesians 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.<
Think about this: If we feared God in our speech, we wouldn’t have to think twice about what to say. The reason why so many evil things proceed out of our mouths is because the fear of God is not before our eyes. 👀
Words are powerful. Not only can they destroy lives but also bring healing.
The choice is yours. What power will you demonstrate through your words on today?
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 CEB