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1119th -- The Power Of Words


We should always be conscious to the power that our words possess. Our 
words carry with them both life and death, blessing and cursing and what 
most people don't realize is that their words will dictate what path their 
life will take. By speaking words of blessings over our life and the lives
of others, we are sowing good seeds that will take root and come back to 
bless our life, but the opposite is also true. Being critical, condemning,
judgmental and pessimistic of ourselves and others brings a curse over our 
life that will hinder God's blessing from overtaking us. The Lord knows 
the importance of our words and He warns us in Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call 
heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before 
you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both 
thou and thy seed may live.” It is a conscious decision that we must make 
to speak words of blessings and not cursing, to speak words of life and 
not death.

We do have the ability to speak blessings over our life and the lives of 
others. We can change our life for the better by the words that we 
continually say. We must be conscious to our words and say them 
purposefully as if we are on a mission to claim every blessing that God 
has stored up for us. 1 Peter 3:10-12 declares “If you want to enjoy life 
and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips 
from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and
work to maintain it. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, 
and His ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns His face 
against those who do evil.” See that it is within your ability to choose 
your words wisely. Do not allow petty language to derail your path, but 
rather speak your words consciously, knowingly and with pure intent. By 
simply changing your words, you will be changing your life.

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see that our 
words are very important. We should speak only words that bring blessings 
and words that only lift our life up.


It was 15 years ago. I was driving home with my 8 year old son after a 
trip to the grocery store. Traffic was light. The sun was shining. A cool 
Autumn breeze was in the air. I was quietly singing along to the song 
playing on the radio. I pulled to a stop at the intersection and looked 
both ways. The road was clear. I slowly started to make a right turn when 
suddenly a car rounded a curve at high speed and came straight at me. I 
stomped on the breaks of my car killing the engine in the process. The 
speeder zoomed past my dead car without even slowing down missing me by 

Before I knew it a stream of profanity was flying from my lips, chasing 
after the car and its driver. I then looked over to my son who was staring 
up at me innocently. With a red face and an embarrassed smile I started 
the car, pulled back onto the road, and headed home.

Later that evening I was reading a book when I heard certain, unpleasant 
words coming from my son’s bedroom. He was replaying the incident over and 
over in his mind and swearing enough to make a sailor blush. Too late I 
realized the power of those words that had flown from my lips in that 
moment of anger. It took a lot of talks about good language and bad 
language with my son to undo the damage of that one incident.

That mistake, however, did teach me just how strong words can be. It 
helped me to swear off swearing in my own life and to start using words 
that uplift and inspire instead. I slowly realized that language is a gift 
from God and should be used to make our world better not worse. I learned 
too that a few loving words can help a hurting heart, strengthen a 
struggling spirit, and lighten a heavy load. I pray then that all of your 
words today are full of love, joy, happiness, and light. I pray that 
everything that comes from your lips flows from your soul.

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 15:1-4 “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up 
anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of 
fools pours forth foolishness. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, 
Keeping watch on the evil and the good. A wholesome tongue is a tree of 
life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” 

Matthew 12:35-37 Jesus declares,
“A good man out of the good treasure of 
his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil 
treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle 
word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 
For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be 

James 3:10-12 “Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My 
brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh 
water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear 
olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water 
and fresh.” 

Proverbs 18:4-7 “The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; The wellspring
of wisdom is a flowing brook. It is not good to show partiality to the 
wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. A fool’s lips enter 
into contention, And his mouth calls for blows. A fool’s mouth is his 
destruction, And his lips are the snare of his soul.” 

All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.

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In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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