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The Power of Words (We All Need Jesus)

“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” ― Diane Setterfield

Sister Copeland’s devotion yesterday reads “You will constantly be stressed out if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is being able to sit back and observe, to use logic. How is what’s being said going to affect me? If you let words control you, you give power to the people uttering them. Sometimes you just have to pause, breathe and let things pass.”

I agree with the devotion even though sometimes it is difficult when our human nature raises its head. Emotions have power when we allow them to dictate our responses without putting any thought into our words. Maturity in the Word of God makes us better equipped to keep our emotions on a spiritual leash and not allow our words to cause us to sin against God.

Few words speak volume.” – Tangie T. Woods

We must control our emotions before they control us. — Tangie T. Woods

Perhaps we all have said something we later regretted. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverb 18:21)

In James 3:8, we know the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. It takes the One Living God to help us keep our words under subjection.”

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4 thoughts on “The Power of Words (We All Need Jesus)

  1. Good morning,

    I enjoyed reading this post. God is truly amazing. Our monthly lesson in Bible study is about this very topic.

    I think it is a great spiritual development to understand how powerful our words are. Wouldn’t it be a great spiritual uplift to others to think before we speak so that whatever message God wants us to share can be received with love and not of hearts of stone? It is bigger than us.

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    1. Good morning and thank you for sharing your comments. Yes, God is truly amazing, and despite all our faults, He still loves us. I concur it would be a great spiritual uplift for others and us when we think before we speak. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  2. Wonderful song, and it is one that i wish every Chrisitan could hear. It was especially powerful for me, because yesterday, I responded to a post that made me feel as though because I vote for Democrats, I was wasn’t a true Christian or saved or worshiped a different god. I let my emotions get the best of me, and I wrote that the message was spreading hate and causing division. But then, I spoke to my husband and had to admit that I did the same thing in believing that that someone’s vote choices determined if they really know Jesus. So, this song reminded me that we are all broken people in need of our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord. I need to hear it every day, and remember that we don’t have to agree on politics to be sisters and brothers in Christ. This is God’s doing, and it is marvelous in my eyes. Thank you for the message and the song.

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    1. Regina, thank you for sharing your experience and I am glad it was helpful. Unfortunately, the power and persuasion of demonic forces have taken a stronghold in this spiritually adulterous world including in politics. Sadly, it is no longer about representing constituents, instead it is about power, position, profit not people. Politics are being used as a tool to divide and bring forth as much evil as possible. Satan, the father of lies, knows his time is short, do not take the bait.

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