Words are so crucial to our faith. John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) The most important words we will ever say in our lives are the words, “I believe in Jesus.” Then, through tender love and compassionate fervor, we will speak of God’s truth to others, inviting them to say those same gracious words.
Ephesians 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
When we focus on these words, which are centered on Christ, we begin to realize that our words are more than just letters put together to make a specific sound. They have deep, intimate meaning – significance that determines our future;substance that determines our fate. Saying the words, “I believe in Jesus” marks the point in time where we can separate ourselves from death and pass into glorious life.
Colossians 3:12 “Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
As our relationship with Jesus grows, our words become the foundation in which we communicate with Him. We can’t see Him or feel Him in the flesh, so we rely on scripture as well as the narrative of the Holy Spirit to understand our Lord. We connect with Him through written word and prayer. Jesus desires conversation with us as we delve deeper into a personal relationship with Him. Just like any other relationship, our words convey who we are, how we’re struggling and growing as well as what we feel, think and believe. Words have the ability to express what our heart and mind wishes to convey.
Colossians 3:17 “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Our words demonstrate how we perceive another person. When we speak in various tones, our words take on a different meaning. Our words must be uplifting and encouraging. We must not curse or put other people down. Instead, we should use our words to build one another up, leading others to the love of the Lord. The power of words can direct and guide another person toward salvation, and God takes these words seriously. Our words can be a light that penetrates into the heart of a darkened soul who longs for meaningful remarks in their own life.
Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
God spoke the first words, which was the beginning of our foundation. God said, “Let there be light.” His words spoke things into being. He saw that His new creation was good; He gave both the light and the darkness a name. His foundation was glorious, so He continued to speak newness into being. God has been speaking life into His world ever since.
When our lives come to an end, God will have the final say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Those words will remain in our hearts for all of eternity. Embrace words for their value and speak according to God’s will.