The Power of the Word

Proverbs 18.21
The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Last week on She Matters we talked about the Power of our Words, here we are a week later with completely different landscape.  

Coronavirus – Covid 19 – words we probably didn’t know a few weeks ago and as we talked about last week, words hold power.
  
These words hold in their hands, so to speak, fears of an unknown future, fear of death and illness, loss of loved ones. Reports of rising numbers of deaths, differing opinions on medications and cure, discussions.  

It seems nobody can talk about anything. Coronavirus It is causing division, disunity, distrust and segregation.

And people are scared.

As Christians we need to be salt and light to a scared world but even some of us are faltering under the weight of the words, but we don’t need to be.  

Not only do we have His word but we have also the revelation from God of the truth and power in His word!  A revelation we should treasure.    

His word is says in Hebrews 4.12 alive and active. 

Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow!

And this word, He wrote them all down for us – so we can meditate on them, rely on them, lean on them and make them part of us.  

But what about fear?  Should we not be feartful?  What if you feel scared?

One of my greatest challenges is not relying on my feelings – even with the word sometimes I find myself asking myself “well do I feel this word, do I feel this promise?”  

As if my emotions should be the testing ground for the truth of the word!

The word says he has not given us a spirit of fear but of a sound mind.  That means be wise, use your brain but don’t be scared.

If we fear we can answer with Faith!  And as we speak the words over our fears, the truth of the word will extinguish those fears.  That is the power of the word.

The more you know the truth, the less you will fear.  

During this time let us make sure we are hearing more of God’s word than the world words.   

Deliberately lean in to meditate on His word to filter out the overwhelming world’s words which seem to come from every corner.  

Be rooted and established in the word.  Hide His word in your heart and then that word overflows from my heart and in to my life – some Bible versions use the word stored or treasured, we need to store and treasure the word and plant in in to us.  

In this season when so many words are being spoken out, make sure it’s the word you have planted inside that is bearing fruit in your life and in to the lives of others around you.

Remember Romans 8.28 says God will use ALL things for good for those who are called according to His purpose.  Doesn’t that reassure you!

 

Joshua 1:8, Colossians 2.7, Psalm 11.11, Hebrews 4.12

18 Mar 2020

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