Thursday, June 6, 2013

Words Properly Squeezed


Thoughts are so free-form,
ranging to and fro, darting here to there.
I can’t even think about the number of things
that I just thought about.
They can barrage you so quickly that
you can’t even identify a single one.
When the thoughts matter, though,
and decisions have to be made
we are responsible for corralling them,
commanding truth to come forth and
every lie to vacate the land.
The battle is daily, and
by daily, I mean constant.
The battle rages even fiercer for words.
A word from your mouth may seem like nothing,
but it can accomplish nearly anything—
or destroy it!
James 3:5

Everyday we train to bring our thoughts and 
our words into alignment with truth and grace.
We have to discipline our thoughts so that 
our  thoughts are like His thoughts.
Then we have to squeeze out words
that have a certain shape to them.
From every angle, they must look like grace.
Whether we are bringing a word of encouragement
a word of correction, or a random word about life,
we should be an echo of the One we represent.
“As He is, so are we, in this world.”

A word from my mouth can accomplish anything.”
Will it be a living word pointing to God’s goodness?
Oh Lord, squeeze from my thoughts true words.
We can so easily speak earth language words of
negativity, doubt and discouragement without a thought.
I want words that go forth as arrows of light,
filled with compassion, kindness, humility, strength.
Words of grace always enlarge, always make better.
I want to be a conduit of that enlargement.
Because a word properly squeezed by grace
can accomplish anything.




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2 comments:

  1. Wow, this is timely for me. Thanks for hearing the Lord again.

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  2. Always pray that what He says to me blesses others. Thank you for that encouragement!

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