Click link below for a powerful song.Our words or those of others to us can make us or break us. If you have ever been the recipient of harsh, hurtful words by either a stranger or one close to you then you know how bad it hurts you. The saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me" is crazy. Yes indeed words misspoken cut to the very soul.The title stems from the fact that words can cause arguments that indeed can lead to deaths or wars. Words can steal your joy and purpose in life. Also words can destroy your peace and crush your self esteem. What we say or what people say to us or about us can indeed make you or break you.There is much to be said in the Bible about what we say. It is a critical factor of life. If you tend to be impatient you can speak or email something and really create a mess. Believe this writer knows that from much experience.Did your momma ever say to you "If you can't say something good then don't say anything at all?" Momma was right. This tidbit of wisdom can carry you throughout your life.Proverbs 15:23(NIV) says 'A person finds joy in giving an apt reply and how good is a timely word.' Are you words timely? Do you think before you speak or just blurt things out? If you are married, do you make it a point to let your words bless your spouse and show appreciation to them? If you do you will have a long happy married life with little conflict. No one enjoys being beat up with an onslaught of angry words so always remember that. If you are on the receiving end then do not act ugly and hateful back. That is what Satan would desire.Colossians 3:17(NIV) says '
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.'
If you can practice what this scripture says you are on the road to having peace in your life.
PRAYER: Father today I can choose to bless someone or curse them. I can choose joy or sorrow. I can choose to forgive or to be vindictive. I can choose to end a quarrel before it even starts. Let only words that bring glory to you proceed from my mouth. In Jesus' name. Amen.