My dear friend and former Bible study leader, Edith McReynolds, may have been the first to teach me about the power of our words. If I said something like, “I died laughing”, she’d correct me immediately and ask me if that was what I was trying to manifest! To this day, I hear Edith’s voice in my head (even though she’s now living in another state LOL) when I say something that doesn’t align with what I really want, or with the Scriptures.
Week 15’s Master Key lesson was difficult for me to absorb. I read it over and over and over. Fortunately, the Fabulous Davene also recorded the lesson, so I played it over and over and over while doing dishes, cooking, folding laundry, etc. But once I GOT IT, it was so awesome!
There is SO much “meat” in this lesson, but let me focus on this: Our words are POWERFUL!
Haanel writes, in 15-20: “…we know that the word is a thought form and a sentence is a combination of thought forms, therefore, if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created are EXACT, that they are put together CAREFULLY, and because accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success.” [emphasis mine]
and in 15-22: “Words may become mental places that will live forever, or they may become shacks which the first breeze will carry away.”
What kind of world are we building with our words? How are we programming our children to think of themselves? How do we speak about ourselves? Our spouse? Our finances?
Again, thanks to Edith, this is not a new concept for me, but it reverberated LOUDLY with this lesson! So what do the scriptures have to say on this topic? Amazing stuff. Powerful stuff!
Mark 11:23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Matthew 15:11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks [which brings us back to controlling our thoughts, ala the 7 day mental diet, aka 7 Days to a New You, available for free in the sidebar, over there ====> ]
Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 12:36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak [YIKES!!!]
Matthew 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. [Helpful hint: choose life ]
Proverbs 15:4 A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
I could continue, but you either get the point or you don’t. We must control our thoughts, because our thoughts will become words – and words have POWER!! This is SO key to a successful life and a happy family, I pray you all get it and set a guard on your lips.
Be blessed and be a blessing,