Whether you believe it or not, our world is framed by words.  It makes no difference whether you believe that or not, that’s just the way it is.  If you don’t happen to believe in gravity, it doesn’t care, it applies whether you believe in it or not.  If you happen to be one that doesn’t believe in gravity, do this: hold a bowling ball above your bare foot and let go of the ball.  If there is no such thing as gravity, then nothing will happen.  But if there IS, you’re going to have a very sore foot, whether you believe in gravity or not.

Well, it’s the same with our words.  As it is written in Proverbs 15:1, A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.  You can get on social media and see a lot that the government is pulling, and it’s stirring up a LOT of anger, and unless the government stops intruding on people’s rights, there’s going to be a huge problem for a lot of politicians.  And I see nothing being done by the politicians to diffuse the situation, and so more and more strife is building up, and when it comes to a point where the people won’t tolerate it anymore, look out!  And I’ll leave it at that.

I believe the vast majority of people want to live in peace and raise their families, but there are always a few that insist on rubbing the lion’s fur the wrong way and jerking on his ears.  However, we have in our power the ability to ignore the “jerks”, and go about our business, but the devil works hard to draw us into the battle so we will lose our peace, just like the “jerks” have.

For example, those of you who think words don’t shape your life, try telling your mate how they’re a stupid worthless idiot and see if you don’t sleep on the sofa tonight.  On the other hand, if you build them up with your words, life will be much better, both for you and them.  God tells us to take care to watch our words.  King David said in Psalm 141:3, Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

            Set a watch?  Why? So he’d know what time it is?  NO!  He was asking that so he didn’t say stuff that wasn’t appropriate, and cause problems for himself and others. First off, everything we say should be in agreement with God’s written Word, but not everyone reads the Bible, which is pretty obvious by the state of the world today.  But even those who DO study God’s Word need to be aware how powerful their words are, to either help them, or hurt them.

I’ve often heard poor people say, “I’m so poor, I can’t even pay attention.”  I used to do it, too, and the more I said it, the more it became true in my life. So after I got saved, I started bringing my words in alignment with God’s words, and though it didn’t happen overnight, my life vastly improved.  Even back in the Old Testament in the book of Joel, when Israel was preparing to go to war, it says in Joel 3:10, Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Note that it did NOT say, “Let the weak say, I am weak.”  And the poor should not be rehearsing, “I’m POOR”, nor should the sick be saying “I’m SICK”.  God created mankind to speak words with authority, and whether those words align with God, or align with the devil, those words going out of our mouths indeed HAVE authority to change our world and change our lives.  So it becomes a matter of choosing whose kingdom you want to align with.  As for me and my house, we choose to use our words to establish God’s kingdom in our lives.  I won’t speak depression, poverty, sickness or any of the devil’s junk over my life, because I want no part of his kingdom.  You can’t live in God’s kingdom and speak the devil’s junk, any more than a well can give both salt water and fresh.

It is written in James 1:2-8,

 2  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 

 3  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

 4  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

 5  If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

 7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

 8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

            So many are “double minded”, meaning they talk both God’s Word, and the devil’s words, and wonder why things just don’t go right for them.  Well, get your other foot out of the devil’s kingdom, and back over in God’s Kingdom, and STAY there, and speak what GOD says over your life, and you’ll turn things around.  Like I said, it may not happen overnight, but it will happen.  But if you continue being double minded and take one step forward and two steps sideways, and one step back, you’ll never get to where you want to be.

It is written in 3 John 1:2,

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 

            But, your soul cannot prosper as long as you’re speaking anything other than God’s Word on a continual basis.  Yes, you will slip up once in a while, we all do, but that’s what repentance is for.  I remember one time while out on a job, that I cut my thumb with a saw clear down into the bone.  I grabbed my thumb and started hollering, “PRAISE GOD!  PRAISE GOD!”  Someone asked my why I was yelling “Praise God” while blood was squirting out of my thumb, and I said, I’m praising God I still have my thumb!  I refused to let my words trip me up.  And do you know what?  I squeezed it back together and put some super glue over the outside and went about my business, and in a couple days it was as good as new.  God is so good.  Looking back, I can’t help but think the outcome would have been different had I used different words.

But don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself and see that God’s Words will change your life for the better.  And if you don’t like it, you can always go back to doing it the way you did before.  I know this for a fact: “Watch your words, and your words will watch over you.”  God bless!