Words {Day 14 of 31}

I love words.

They are so powerful. Able to create worlds, to spark emotions, to build up and to tear down.

Our ability to speak life (or death) is one way we are made in our Creator's image. He spoke the world into being, created life - and all that we know - through the power of His words.

What a privilege!

But it comes with a requirement that I often forget:

We are responsible to edify and glorify and build up each other. Our words should always be seasoned with grace and full of mercy.

One day, we will give an account of every single thing we say to and about someone.  We will be judged by the way we judge others. And most of our judging ways are exercised via our words.

And so, I praise God for Words and their amazing power. And I humbly ask for wisdom to remember that with great power, comes great responsibility.