This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
Today I am thinking about how our words have real power. Recently I had a conversation with two friends. We were talking about taking an extravagant trip.
In the course of the conversation, I said to them that I wasn’t in the financial position TODAY to take that trip, but I would be in the future. As I said that to them, both my friends somewhat giggled over my strong vocal inflection on the word “today.”
It wasn’t an accident nor was it a joke. I was acknowledging that our words have power.
If I desire to do something but I’m not in the position to do it at the time, I will never speak negatively over my entire life’s journey. I will be very specific about the timeliness of that limitation or challenge, even in casual conversation.
My discussion with these friends reminded me of a story in II Kings Chapter 4, in which Elisha blessed a woman who had been barren for some time to give birth to a child. After the child was born, the child fell ill and died in the woman’s lap.
She quickly saddled her donkey and rode with her child back to Elisha for him to heal and revive her son. Along the way she never acknowledged what had happened. She never claimed that her son had just died. She continued to profess “all is well” even when her reality told her it wasn’t. Not only was her faith pure, but she understood the power of her words.
The Words that I use to inspire me are, “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
Please share this reflection with others as they also desire to be inspired.
Today, respect the power of your tongue and speak positively over your own life.