Power of Your Words

wordsWhat if every time you made a statement, it came true? 

You would really watch your words carefully right? Do you know how powerful your words are? A few weeks back, April Franks posted a great blog about this subject: Power of our Spoken Words. I’ve noticed lately that a lot of people use words loosely, without thinking about the affects. Sometimes I’ll catch myself saying something that I wish I could take back.

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. {Proverbs 18:21MSG} and the NLT version says The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

Do your words bring life or death? There is not a grey area … death or life. 

A few years back, I was attending a mommy/daughter Bible study and we met once a month. We always had a project or homework to work on during the month that we would take home and then discuss the results the following month. One of our homework assignments was based on findings from a scientist named Masaru Emoto who discovered how powerful are words are with rice. The project was to place white cooked rice in 3 sterile, small tupperware jars. On 1 jar you write I LOVE YOU, on 1 jar you write DEATH and the last you write IGNORE.

Over the course of the month, I placed each of these 3 covered jars on 1 shelf in my riceexperimentkitchen approximately 10″ apart from each other. They all had the same light and temperature to each of them. Basically almost every day, all of our family members as we thought about it and walked past the rice would stop and say to the I LOVE YOU rice things like, “I love you. You’re awesome. You are beautiful. You make me happy.” etc. We would say to the DEATH rice, “I hate you. You stink. You are ugly. You disgust me.” etc. We would simply ignore the IGNORE rice.

After about 2 weeks, I noticed that the IGNORE and DEATH rice began to turn green and black. It first started with small spots but then quickly consumed the rice all throughout. Crazy enough, the I LOVE YOU rice had a few small spots of the green but overall, stayed almost completely white! We couldn’t believe it.

Masuru-Emoto-imagesApparently Emoto has also done similar experiments with water. He showed extreme close ups of water molecules after hateful or lovely words were spoken to it. It’s amazing the differences. Our body is made up of almost 75% water – how would this affect our bodies as we speak life over it?

As I think back often on the rice experiment I did with my daughter, I think about that month of speaking to the rice. If you think about it, the destiny of the rice was to all turn moldy. It was cooked rice and it was not in the refrigerator. It was just sitting there on a shelf in tupperware … of course it would eventually turn black. Somehow my words kept the I LOVE YOU rice from turning black. All of the “I love you’s and you are beautiful and you are lovely’s” changed the destiny of the rice. And do you think I meant those words when I said it? Of course not! I do not love rice and I do not think it is beautiful. They were just words. But just because I said it, it made it lovely and beautiful.

Sometimes when I wake up and feel awful and I have a pounding headache, I start speaking positive words over myself, “I am healed. I am whole. I feel good. I feel refreshed.” etc – even when I don’t agree with the words I am saying, I just say it! And every single time, my headache will start fading. God says our words have power! One of the Embrace Grace girls called me the other day and was upset that her babysitter had a baby that had tested positive for the flu and her kids were expose to potentially getting sick. She said, “My kids are going to get the flu now and I’m so mad!” I stopped her immediately, “Don’t say that! Your kids are healthy and whole! They will not get the flu. They will not get that virus!” How quickly we release powerful words without even thinking about it.

I would love to challenge you for the remainder of the year to weigh each word you say as if it will come to pass. Speak life over your life! Our words mean so much – speak life into the people around you including yourself. Pause a second before you speak to make sure that you truly want to say what you are about to say. I’d love to hear how that goes! And if any of you try the rice experiment, post pictures and let us know your results! 

Written by Amy Ford

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