Sometimes kids amaze me. Especially when they throw the words you have been trying to teach them back at you.
The other day, Breanne and I, were having a conversation about work. I made the following statement…
“If we are going to do this project, we should do it now. We don’t always have good months in the summer, it would not be a good time to plan that project.”
From behind me, I heard Bryson, my grandson, yell. He shouted, “don’t say that! Don’t say that! There is power in your words.”
Not fully listening to him, I responded to him and said, “Bryson, honey, this is work, I am just talking about how things usually go.”
Again, he shouted, with arms waving wildly, “Don’t say that Nana! There is life and death in your words, don’t say that!” He continued on, “you are always telling me to watch my words, that there are power in my words, don’t say that, there are power in your words!”
Finally, I stopped and said, “you are right Bryson, you are right. Thank you for reminding me.”
As funny as it was at the moment, it was truth.
The words I was speaking were based on prior facts, they were not faith-filled words at all. They were based on experience, not on the word of God.
I am so thankful he reminded me and helped me shut my mouth.
Proverbs 18:21 in the Amplified Bible says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.
Bryson was trying to help me NOT bear the consequences of my words. Thank God for that.
Proverbs 6:2 says, You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth.
I don’t know about you, but if I am going to bear the consequences of my words, and the Bible says I am, then I am going to watch my words carefully.
I don’t want my words based on something that happened in the past. Or on a bad experience. I want all my words to line up with the word of God and what He says belongs to me. Only His word and nothing less.
I also love that our kids, and grandkids are listening, even when we don’t think they are. Not only are they listening, but they are absorbing truths. I thank God for that. Yes, I have told Bryson over and over again, watch your words, there is power in your words. Now, he is giving that same truth right back to me.
Your kids, your grandkids are listening to what you are saying. They are watching what you are doing. Be watchful of that.
Friends, life and death is in the power of your words. Make sure the words coming out of your mouth are WHAT you want to see for you will bear the consequences of your words. It’s a truth in the word of God.
Meditate on this:
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18