And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
-Genesis 1:3 NIV
Speaking words, which is simply saying what we think, is a spiritual aspect of our human existence. And our words have creative power. If you stroll through the first few chapters of Genesis you see this phrase a lot: “and God said.” Usually following that phrase, creative things happened. As human beings, we have similar abilities to create.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “My life sucks?” If you know the person who speaks those words very well, then you will usually see that there is a trace of truth in their life that reflects that comment.
The words you speak to and about others do not fall to the ground like crumbs from the dinner table. They become seeds that may sprout up and grow unseen in the hidden places of the human heart. Those words emerge through the lips one day, creating anything from a divorce to music that brings joy to millions.
Thoughts and words are powerfully creative. Use them wisely, but use them. Be intentional about those you influence. Encourage them and speak of their futures and yours with words that bring life and not death.
- Thank God for giving us the ability to speak words of creativity and life.
- Ask Him to help you use your words wisely and creatively: to encourage, to build up … to speak life.