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Apr 22, 2012

The most powerful thing in the world is not an animal, weapon, or super computer. It is not a strong man, a leader or a country. The most powerful thing in the world is words. Words have absolute power. Scientists have found that just hearing sentences about elderly people led research subjects to walk more slowly. In other research, individuals read words of loving kindness showed increase in self-compassion, improved mood, and reduced anxiety. Words are "alive". They can multiply, spread, influence and produce change.
Words can encourage and do harm. They can restore and destroy. Words can uplift and tear down.

God spoke the world into existence with words. The sun, moon, stars all were created with words. Jesus calmed the sea with words, healed the sick with words, and casted out demons with words. God's written Word has unimaginable power. You were created in God's image, so does it not stand to reason that the words you think, speak, and write have enormous power? After all, the way you communicate with God is through words of prayer, praise and song.

In today's "information age" words flow through text, Facebook, cell phone, Twitter, and Skype at the speak of light. Your words have power and they matter. Not just what you think and say, but also what you write, and yes, abbreviations count! Choose your words carefully. 

Remember, words have power and someday you will be accountable to God for every single one you have communicated regardless of the method used. Pay attention and review the words you have used lately. If you find that the words you are using are hurtful, angry, negative, vulgar, or destructive check out your heart! Every word is rooted there. Perhaps you are in need of a heart to heart talk with Jesus Christ to turn your words, and your heart around. Jesus is the ultimate Heart Doctor. Just say the word and He will do the rest. 

"The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." 
Luke 6:45

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