Summary: Few ever learn the power that words can carry. Little words can do great harm and bring danger deep in the heart. Pay back or pay forward?
THE MYSTERY OF WORDS... IS NO MYSTERY?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
FEW PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND THE GREAT MYSTERY OF THE POWER OF
THE TONGUE AND WORDS? PONDER WHY?
James 3:3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn
about their whole body. 4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are
driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the
governor listeth. 5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the
course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
How often have a taught the GREAT ABILITY OF LITTLE?
A good illustration comes from OCTOBER 8, 1871 IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Mrs. O'Leary was little lady that lived in a little area of Chicago.
Mrs. O'Leary had a little house and a little barn.
She had one little cow she milked every morning and every evening.
She drank some of the milk, but she sold a little for barter money.
Mrs. O'Leary got up and lit a little kerosene lamp and went to the little barn.
The little cow stepped up to eat a little corn and she started milking.
The little cow kicked over the little lamp and a fire started in a little hay.
The little fire when it was finished left 100,000 PEOPLE HOMELESS,
17,500 BUILDINGS BURNED TO THE GROUND, 300 PEOPLE DEAD,
$40,000,000 OF DAMAGE... all when a bunch of little got together.
The great mystery of the tongue speaks volumes.
LORD TEACH ME THE POWER OF WORDS RIGHTLY SPOKEN!
RICH IN WORRY IS ALMOST ALWAYS POOR IN SPIRIT!
WORDS CAN BE USED IN SEVARAL WAYS:
1. SPOKEN; 2. WRITTEN; 3. BODY LANGUAGE;
Proverbs 25:11 (KJV) A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11 (MSG) The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry,
Have you heard about the couple that had been married many years.
They were driving down the country road, she was leaning against the passenger side door.
She said: "HUSBAND REMEMBER WHEN WE USED TO SIT CLOSE TOGETHER
WHEN WE WERE TRAVELING?
The husband said: HONEY, LOOK WHO MOVED? ME OR YOU?'
They drove passed several mules and donkeys standing in the field.
The husband looked over at his wife leaning on the door and said:
HONEY, LOOK IN THE FIELD, THERE ARE SEVERAL OF YOUR FAMILY STANDING
SHE REPLIED: I KNOW, I SAW THEM, THEY ARE MY FAMILY BY MARRIAGE.
THEY ARE MY IN-LAWS!
TODAY THERE HAS BEEN MUCH SAID ABOUT PAYING IT FORWARD...
Some demand the CHALLENGE of PAYING BACK...
If you have a dear friend that has encouraged and help you YOU MAY SEARCH FOR A PATH
WAY TO PAY THEM BACK.
IT MIGHT BE IMPOSSIBLE TO "PAY BACK" LOVE AND KINDNESS...
SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN NOT "PAY BACK" --- YOU HAVE TO PAY LOVE FORWARD...
TO PAY FORWARD IS TO INVEST A BLESSING INTO ANOTHER PERSON'S LIFE.
THE MYSTERY OF A CORRECT PERSPECTIVE ---
DO YOU THINK THE MYSTERY OF LIFE MIGHT CONSIDER WHY GOD GAVE US TWO
EARS AND ONE MOUTH?
If the brain is in neutral, WHY DOES THE MOUTH JUMP INTO GEAR?
James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,
slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
HOW QUICK CAN A MOUTH GO FROM 0 TO 60?
James 1:19 (NLT) Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick
to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the
righteousness God desires.
There was a 10 year old girl. Her dad was a GAME WARDEN AT A WILD LIFE
resort in Africa. They lived in a beautiful home in the middle of the resort. The young
girl loved helping her Dad.
One day while on a trip the Dad found a dead tiger. There was a small baby tiger
trying to feed from the corpse of the mother. The baby was only a few pounds. The Game
Warden brought the bay tiger home until he could make arrangements for the baby.
His beautiful daughter begged her Dad, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KEEP THIS BABY
TIGER, I PROMISE TO TAKE CARE AND DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES.
So the dad agreed to allow his only child to keep the baby tiger for a few days.
The girl bottle fed the baby. She mixed the liquids and cleaned the bottles. The baby tiger