God acts through his word

Words are powerful things. It is easy to imagine that words are empty and action is all that counts. But the reality is that in speaking we are acting. This is more obviously the case at some times than at others. Consider the words spoken by a man and woman at their wedding ceremony. As they say to each other, ‘I … take you …’, through those very words they become a married couple. Through our words, though, we do things all the time: we reveal our hearts, we redefine relationships with others, we make commitments and we initiate action. The writer of James dramatically points to the power of the tongue to bring about change: ‘How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness’ (Jas 3:5b–6a). I will be praying for you and your family so speak life over your family and yourself.

Tony Lowden

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