What Words Can Do

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Twenty-six letters in the English language.

More or less in other languages, but still a definite number of symbols for communicating.

I’m amazed at how these symbols can be moved around and brought together to write volumes and volumes of books.

I’m also amazed at the ways we, as humans, blend them together to create so many different sounds and messages.

A finite set of symbols but an infinite number of words

Only God could create humans capable of taking something so small and stretching it into something as endless as our vocabulary.

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Letters create words.

And as a famous theologian once said, “Words create worlds“.

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It’s amazing to me that God spoke the words, “Let there be….”

and then there was………..

His words created our world,

and if that wasn’t enough, He then sent His Son as the Living Word to create new life in us…………

every single day.

His Word, Jesus, created our new world and filled it with hope and joy and peace and purpose.

With these gifts, He gave us the ability to create more new worlds with the things we speak and write.

I’ve been reading some of your birthday messages this morning,

and I’ve been overwhelmed with the kindness, the memories, the love.

Your words are creating a new world for me.

A world that reminds me that there’s still so much good on this planet.

A world that reminds me that my worth doesn’t come from a paycheck or a title.

A world that reminds me that the impact we make on others rarely involves the buying of a gift or even the spending of money.

It comes from words.

Kind words.

Encouraging words.

Loving words.

Believing words.

Uplifting words.

Proverbs 18:21 says, 

The tongue has the power of life and death,

and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Our words have the power to create beautiful worlds.

Our words have the power to bring life.

I want to eat the fruit of good words, because I know that what I fill myself up with is exactly what will come out.

Matt. 15:18 says,

But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart………..

What if we had a world filled with people determined to create beauty with their words?

We wouldn’t need bullying campaigns.

We wouldn’t need near as much therapy.

We would live in a world filled with the right kind of fruit………..

love

joy

peace

patience

kindness

goodness

and

self-control.

Today, think about the kind of words you love to hear and read.

Are they words that bring life?

If so, eat them up!

And become a creator of life and beauty yourself.

I know one thing for sure this morning,

You’ve definitely created a beautiful world for me!

Thank you so much!!

Phil. 1:3

I thank my God every time I remember you.

2 thoughts on “What Words Can Do

  1. I always enjoy reading your words Tammy. Thank you for taking the time to give us the encouragement that they always bring. love you my friend.

    • Salina, I hope you know how your words move me and change me and make me a better person every single day. Barnabas had nothing on you! You are a modern day encourager, and I’m so thankful to call you my friend. I love you!!