Words, Words, Words
We never think about how words can direct our thinking. But if you take a minute and think about it, most everything we do has been taught to us. We heard words from a loved one or a person in authority and followed their advice. From "Don't leave the refrigerator door open" to "That person is trouble, you should avoid them." Some of us may have "investigated" the advice before we adhered to it, but, on a whole most of us grew up "listening and doing" what that loved one or person in authority told us. So why does it seem so unlikely that the words we utter can change someone's mind or hurt someone's feelings. Also, we should give some time and thought in an evaluation of the person or persons we are taking advice from.
Lets begin by reading the following scriptures which talk about Light from Darkness
Thought to Ponder:
When a room is dark and a match is lit, does the darkness ebb away?
Could it be that when we study God's word, the darkness in our lives will ebb away?
The following scriptures confirm that God and Jesus spoke to “things” to bring about their will. Read the following scriptures:
· Genesis 1:3, 1:6, 1:9, 1:11, 1:14, 1:20, 1:24, “And God Said…And it was so.”
· Matthew 8:26 Jesus rebukes the storm.
· Matthew 8:32 “Go” and the demons went into pigs
· Matthew 9:6 “Get up, take our mat and go home.
How many times has someone asked you "who are you talking to?" We are often led to believe that you are crazy when you are talking to an object. Yet, in the above scriptures we see that God and Jesus both talked to "things."
In Genesis 1:26-27 we are told that Man is made in God’s image. Take a minute and read it. Then read Genesis 1:28 where God commands man to "rule" the earth - fill the earth and subdue it.
Thought to ponder:
God and Jesus both spoke things into existence. Since we were made in God’s image and commanded to rule – do our words impact things that come about in our lives?
Are our word supposed to bring light to those around us?
What happens when we belittle or say negative things about and to those around us?
Click here "Decisions, Decisions, Decisions" to go to lesson two.