Throughout all of Genesis 1, there are many “…and God called, and God said…” and it got me thinking. If God created EVERYTHING with His words – what can we do with ours, what should we do with ours and what are we doing with ours?
In verse 26-27 it says “God said let Us (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish in the sea, the birds of the air, the (tame) beasts, and over all the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him.”
If we’re made in His image and His Spirit lives in us with all authority, then the power of His words also live in us. So, what can the words of our mouths do: bring life or death? Can we create something that doesn’t exist yet or destroy something that almost was? Can our words bring light or darkness? Can words bring our dreams into reality or keep them from ever becoming reality? Can we speak into present situations with future hope or does our present situation hold us back from our future?
Have you ever stopped to think that what you speak out of your mouth is what you believe in your heart and what you believe is what you become? So, what if you say something that you don’t believe or don’t want to become, but because you’ve said it, it happens?
In Proverbs 18: 20 & 21 it says “A man’s [moral] self shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth, and with the consequence of his words he must be satisfied [whether good or evil]. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].”
Just how powerful are your words? They hold the power of life and death.
So what do you want your words to say?