The phosphorous grenade exploded just as he was about to let go of it. The destruction was horrifying. The soldier lost his ear, his eye, flesh from his face and body. Yet by sheer will and the support of a loving wife, he survived to begin a retreat for wounded warriors.
Each spoken or written word is a grenade of potential power that can be used for building up or for destruction. This potential can be used for or against self or others. When one sees a grenade, they're aware of the forcefulness of its capability. Now I say, examine each word before it leaves your mouth for its direction and influence. In war sometimes explosive devices can maim and murder defenseless children. It happens. Words can maim and destroy a child as well, perhaps not physically, but emotionally. Just as deadly.
Words also contain power to heal and to enlarge. The grenade explosion of goodness and healing goes off in the heart. Speak words to all of love and endearment. Let the flow from your mouth be light, a gift. Lift up. Let your words be containers of smiles and joy. God’s Word is nuclear in power with the ability to entirely change the nature of a person. Have you consumed His Word yet? He says,
Isaiah 55:11 NKJV
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Hebrews 4:12 AMP
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
Since words from our mouths are like electrical energy ready to flash out, what about the Word from God’s mouth? Its potential is mighty to create magnificent outcomes when we speak it in faith. It’s sometimes called “prayer”.
My friends, have you recognized the incredible power of words? When have you experienced their positive or negative affect?