April 27, 2012

Your Words: In Life, In Writing

During our family devotional last night, we continued our reading of Proverbs. Here's the verse that hit me...Proverbs 3:19,20...By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. This is talking about the creation of the world.


In John 1:1, creation began with the Word (logos). This Word is so interesting in that  it means: collecting or collection both of things in the mind, and of words by which they are expressed. (http://www.bible-researcher.com/logos.html

The Word is more than the the words expressed to create life. It is the essence of who God is. It is His thoughts, His wisdom, His understanding, His knowledge that set creation in motion. It is the inner God expressed in outer words that made the heavens and the earth.

This truth has meaning for us in: 

Life: You are what you think. Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks. (Matthew 12:34) The words we speak tell others who we are. It is what is deep within our heart, what we let our minds dwell on, that comes out in the words we say. If we are full of bitterness and negativity, then the words we speak will most likely be negative and caustic.

The words you speak are a witness to who you are and whose you are. The words you speak are a witness to the light or darkness inside you. As Christ followers, our words should express our freedom in Him. They should be full of joy and light and healing, so that others may hear and hunger after what is deep within us...Christ.

Writing: When we write our stories, we are not just spinning tales of entertainment. These stories come from deep insides us...from our wisdom, from our understanding, from our knowledge. Our stories come from who we are...our beliefs, our experiences, our successes, and our failures. All these things weave together to form our very essence, and from them come the stories we write. True, our stories may entertain, but they will carry truths that come from who we are...our very essence expressed in words.

What are the words that you are speaking? What truths are you sharing with the world, either through the words you speak or your writing?


9 comments:

  1. You are what you think. Good stuff. Our pastor just said Wednesday night, "You see the world not as it is, but as you are." Seeing a theme here!

    I agree so much, that our stories do so much more than entertain. Beautifully put, friend! How's the WW going this week?

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    1. Oh my...I forgot to put my WW update! I weighed in last night and lost 2.2 lbs! A total of 23.4. :)

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    2. Woohoo!! That's awesome. Great job!

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  2. I've started reading this blog everyday. You inspire me and keep me on track. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. Lately, I've felt God really speaking to me and I'm thrilled that what He is saying is not just blessing me. :)

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  3. You have a real way with words, Sherrinda! You've blessed me with them many times, and I'm ever so grateful. You use words well in your stories, too, clever lady. =)

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    1. Thank you, Keli. I sooooo value your opinion and appreciate your encouraging words. (((hugs)))

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  4. Beautiful post, Sherrinda! God has given me an understanding of the importance of words and how much power they contain. Words are seeds and they have the power of life and death in them.

    Jesus was sent as the Word made flesh and He is the first fruit of all creation. Fruit carries the seed. Christ carried the seed of the Kingdom of God into this Earth. He plants His seed into our hearts through the Word. When that Word is made mature in our hearts, we will naturally bear the fruit of it. That fruit will produce more seeds and will be planted into the hearts of those around us, growing more and more of the Kingdom on Earth. And this is why it's so important to use our words for His glory - in our speech and in our writing. We are planting seeds everywhere we go. Let His Kingdom come!

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    1. Amen and Amen, Gabrielle! You said it perfectly! Thank you for that picture of how our words glorify God and further His kingdom.

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