03 October 2018
An Unfailing Process ~ Words
Greetings Dear Reader,
Words come from thoughts. I do not think you are dumb Deer Reader. At this point I am supposing you have ferreted-out where I am headed with this. Even when we act thoughtlessly we turn thoughts into words.
We are clumsy and foolish with our words most of the time. Our indulgence is to fail to think, filter, and temper our words with love and kindness. We create words that are vile and vulgar. We say things with our feelings without thinking through the impact of our words.
Aside from love, words may be the most powerful weapon we possess. We say things to those around us, especially those we love that leave deep abiding wounds. In moments where we need courage and strength those words, placed in our minds by others, return to hinder and harm. Even if we do not believe the words said to us we use thought and energy needed for other things to fend of the reopening of word-wounds. Our thoughts become words.
Words are a weapon against the darkness as well. They have the power to heal, encourage, and restore others. We can infuse the heart, mind, and soul of another human with courage. Words can turn death into a fighting chance to live. We have the power to speak life into death.
When we abandon measuring and controlling our words we fail to follow Christ. He has warned us that we will give account for every idle word we speak. The Father demands that we pay our vows to him because to do so makes us fools. When we use our words to lie we are as guilty as if we have murdered. Let that get through to you.
When we embrace reason and temper our words with love and grace we can follow Christ. We can choose to speak life to others. I can use my mind to say clear things that show truth wrapped in love that heals and frees. Too often we allow fear to keep us from saying what is good and right. Too often we allow anger to have lease where love, forgiveness, and restoration have rightful ownership.
The unfailing process is to accept that our thoughts yield words and that we are accountable for every single one of them that we say. We will damage or heal others with them. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” We must keep our words righteous Dear Reader and we must keep our word. It binds us whether we like it or not. How about it Dear Reader? What words have you said for which you need to seek forgiveness? What words have you said that you need to fulfill no matter how painful or costly you think it may be for you.
I am on the path of seeking forgiveness for words I violated that still echo damage in the lives of others. I walk under the words of others that continue to damage and try to destroy me. I journey alone because others will not keep their word. All of this, however, pales in the light of the Living Word who will make all things good again. On that Word I can place all my hope and faith. His thoughts yield words that are all I need.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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