“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
This verse from the Bible is dynamic and clearly indicates when God speaks, His Words are power driven. I have never heard the audible voice of God and, quite honestly, I’m not so sure I want to hear the voice of someone who placed the stars, moon and sun just by speaking the words.
How is it that the Word existed from the beginning? Beginning of what? I don’t have that answer, but I am confident that if the Word already existed before the beginning, it must be extremely important to mankind.
If God spoke the world into existence and created man in His own image there was a purpose; God doesn’t speak without purpose and neither should we. The scripture confirms the power of the spoken word, not just God’s, but it encompasses the words we speak as well.
The words we speak to others can bring life or they can bring death. They can encourage, or discourage; inspire, or uninspire. As a Christian believer, I am empowered to speak the same powerful word that God used to bring the universe into existence. I’m not saying I can create galaxies, but I know great things can be accomplished when I quote the Word of God.
One day we will be held accountable for every word we have spoken.
“I tell you, on Judgment Day people will give an account for every thoughtless word they have uttered.” Matthew 12:36
Words are powerful, once spoken, they cannot be retracted. Put them to good use.
“…keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable.” Philippians 4:8