"Sticks and Stones will break my bones, but Words will never hurt me." When we were young this statement most likely came up. However, we know that the tongue can cut like a sword. We have the power to speak life or death into those around us. The words we think influence us sometimes more than the words of others. Words from great leaders have changed or shaped our futures, and the Living Word of God changes us for eternity.
By this time, I hope you all have started seeking God to determine what word he is calling you to focus on this year. I also hope that you have also started to look at words to destroy strongholds. Affirmations that you can say every day to focus you on Gods truth.
Before my mom passed, she left behind a list of what she called Powerful Words. I wanted to share these with you as you search for your words. Each of these words also had scripture that she selected to be read with them. I hope these may bless you as they did me.
The Swiftest word is time
- Ephesians 5:16
- Context: Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise.
- Time sure fly's when you are having fun. It is interesting that time can appear both fast and slow depending on perspective. However, once you have kids, time seems to go by in a blink of an eye.
The Nearest word is now
- 2 Corinthians 6:2
- Now is defined as the present time or moment.
The Strongest word is right
- Psalm 33:4
- Interestingly right is used as in "the right hand" representing strength. It also means correct, true. Or if we put these together strong truth.
I would love you all to pray and seek God for your one word this year. I would also like you all to think about those negative and sinful things that you or others think or say about you. Then seek God and His Word for truths that can break down these strongholds. You can use this link to help you find God's truths. ( Find Your Words )