“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24
Words, they mean something. And words once said, you can’t take back. But words never said will not convey the love for someone, or an encouragement, or an honest moment which could restore a broken friendship or work relationship, or an opportunity for that which resides in your heart, which you may never get, if you don’t ask for it. Words. Words. They form at the back of the throat and launch from the tongue like a diving board into the deep end.
Words matter. Words matter in prayer and in thought. Words matter in the realm of the heavenlies once launched from the soul. If you think “not” then it may never happen. Words have the power to create, build, do–words and faith coincide and entangle into the possible, into the manifestation of a dream, a hope, a cure.
Believe in the words you speak to God. When it is tempting to fail to believe, when it is tempting to doubt, ask for help in the sieves of the mind so that mind and heart meld into the faith of the good that will happen. Use words for your own good, not to strip down but to build up, to be transparent and honest, not to let strife linger.
Can “good” words spoken stop something bad from happening? Can compassionate words lessen risk? Repeat to yourself the good of your prayers, and it will happen.
Love to all, Dianne
Dianne Timmering, EMBA, MFA, CNA
Vice President of Spirituality
Signature Consulting Services, LLC