Yet Jesus clearly teaches us to love even when those around us seem unlovable. And He lived out what He taught: Jesus Christ loved us enough to die on the cross for us while we were still sinners (Rom. 5:8). Surely, out of gratitude for what He did and in reliance on the Lord’s strength, we—His followers—can love others (1 John 3:14).
Words are not empty or harmless. Words are containers filled with power
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” Proverbs 18:21
Through His word we learn to think and talk like Father God
Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19
“Words which do not give light of Christ, increase the darkness” Mother Teresa
“The things we speak out of our mouths can determine the direction of our lives” Joyce Meyer
“Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts…” James 3:4-5
“God gives life to the dead, and calls things that are not in existence as if they are” Romans 4:17
You are created in God’s image and told to imitate Him
“So God created man in His own image in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them” Genesis 1:27
“Therefore be imitators of God, as well-beloved children” Ephesians 5:1
When we speak, our thought life is being revealed! (ut oh!)
God has given us the gift and responsibility of thoughts and words… (let that sink in for a moment), so let us use them wisely, putting them to work in our lives in a way that will be pleasing to Him.
I want to give thanks to Joyce Meyer for using her gift of revealing through her teaching and books that our warfare begins in our minds, our thoughts, and that we do not have to accept every thought that drops into our heads.