WORDS with friends…. Non-friends….. and yourself

What happens in the brain when you listen to words? When you hear words the brain moves them to the temporal lobe of our brain for processing, and the way in which they were spoken is processed on the right side. Two different areas of our brain work to identify mood and meaning of words. 

Negative words have a detrimental effect to our brain. In the same vein, positive words have an extraordinarily excellent effect on our brains. Imagine what effect the truth of God’s Word can have on your brain when you read it, meditate on it, and speak it out loud!

“A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Prov. 15:1

“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Col. 4:6

Have you noticed the recurring theme in the TGPA devotionals lately regarding words ? It wasn’t planned, but this isn’t by coincidence either. God is speaking to us all to be mindful of the words we speak and how we speak them. What are your words saying to your friends, to your enemies, to yourself?

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa

“Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” Proc. 16:24

You have a choice today. You have a choice to speak words of life or words of death… to yourself and those around you. Which will you choose?

Have a blessed week, Beloved.

Pastor Sherry