Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Winsome Wednesday - Fruity Words

I read a great scripture yesterday in Proverbs 18 v 21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].  I always remember the bit about your words speaking life or death into a situation but I never read further (or absorbed it) to the fruit part!
  • It goes right back to sowing and reaping!  
  • It goes right back to consequences!  
This message does not only tell me, "think about what you saying".  This message also tells me that "what I say will come back to me" in the form of life or death in MY life!

THAT is powerful and scary and above all, true!  



I want to encourage you today to join me and try, wherever possible, to say something good to everyone who crosses your path today, tomorrow, onwards.  I know it is not easy nor always possible and thank goodness God's mercies are new every morning.  But God honours our intent and our actions and He is gracious to forgive when we mess up!

We can do this!!!!!

God bless
Tracy


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13 comments:

  1. That's a great challenge for us all, Tracy. I will try to remember to say something good to all I come across today!

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    1. Hi Lisa, it is a great challenge and very challenging for me in general, lol. So I will be trying hard too :)
      God bless

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  2. Hi Tracy! I used a pomegranate in my post today also, but I like the truth you brought out about your fruit!

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    1. Hi Esther Joy, I'll pop on over to see yours now now! My hubby is very proud of his fruit trees and taking pics of them is my pride and joy :)
      God bless

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  3. Tracy, great scripture passage. We can build up or tear down with the words we speak, and how careless we often are with this very powerful weapon!

    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hi Kate, I know right?! I often regret my words but am learning (slowly but surely) to rather hold my tongue unless I have something positive to say. Doesn't always work but one has to keep trying!
      God bless

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    1. Hi Jenifer, thank you my friend. God's word is a font of information and revelation for us. Amazing how we read the same thing over and over and on the 15th time, it hits you with a new and deeper meaning.
      God bless

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  5. I was so intrigued by this - I had also never really noticed that second part of the verse. Yes, what we say has a way of *returning* to us - in good ways or bad. The book of Matthew tells us that the words we say come from our hearts, and that's perhaps why they are pleasing or poisonous.

    Remember that old nursery rhyme, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Oh boy - how wrong is that???

    The power of the tongue can cause great injury - both to others, and to us.

    May my words reflect a heart that is completely surrendered to Jesus - and may HE speak words of life through mine.

    GOD BLESS!

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  6. Fine verse and a strong ...REALLY STRONG... reminder of the consequences of our words. I have a friend whose daughter wanted to teach her 4 year old about the words that come out of our mouths. She wrote the words "WORD" on a piece of cardboard. She gave her son a tube of toothpaste and asked him to trace the word. After he finished tracing, his mother then asked him to put the toothpaste back in the tube. After thinking about how he would do that, he said, "I can't Mom. It won't go back in." Then she was able to teach him about how the words we say cannot be taken back or put back in our mouths, about being careful with our choice of words, etc. I have always remembered this and found it to be a great lesson for me too!!

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  7. Have you ever read The Power or Your Words by Robert Morris? Changed everything about how I talk to people.. This is something I strive to achieve every day!

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  8. So true -- we can hurt or encourage with our words. May we always use our words to be a blessing, as you do in this blog! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

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  9. Hi Tracy! Cute name of your post! But what you say is very powerful, and in my heart this week. Last night I was talking to a friend of mine, and she was so sad about all the negative chatter at our church. "Why can't they think of the good things?" she asked.
    Negativity just weighs us all down. It also keeps us in the dark. Yuk. Much better to say 'light' things!

    Have a great weekend!
    Ceil

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