Team Tilby joined the Collins Clan this week in Kelowna for a week of funshine. The Tillins enjoyed watching meteor showers, floating down the river, water slides, beach days, sleepovers, movies and laughter, and not forgetting ‘Olympics tonight’ on iPlayer.
Retrospective cheering seemed to work…
I am thankful for God given friendships and this family who do life so well together. Inspiring!
My musings this week took me to words.
My Dad would call me quick witted. Too quick sometimes.
Or should we call it sarcastic?
Thankfully, since beginning my journey of transformation 23 years ago I have increasingly learned of the power of words…and yes I’ve made some apologies.
Allowing the riptide of remarks to flow to a safe place.
As I said, journey, right?
What comes out of the mouth has to land somewhere.
Taking root. Changing thinking. Affecting future.
Oh the responsibility.
Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto, (The Hidden Messages in Water) proved that every word and thought carries a certain vibrational frequency when he did an experiment with water. He found out that water is affected by words. He took water droplets and exposed them to various words. He froze them for three hours and then examined the crystal formations under a microscope – with astounding results. When positive words were spoken over the water, it formed beautiful patterns. Negative words produced ugly patterns. Since our bodies are approximately 72% water, we know we are greatly affected by words.
In the Genesis account of creation, ‘And God said’ is used nine times.
God commanded light to shine out of the darkness; I love this image of God speaking over the dark chaos of our life and creation bursting in us.
Proverbs 18:21 says ‘the power of life and death is in the tongue’
or from the Message.
‘Words kill, words give life. They’re either poison or fruit – you choose’
I look at those around me – my family, friends, my community, you who read my musings and I am made aware of this verse again and again.
Precious. Loved. Wanted. Created. Protected. Considered. Desired. Future.
Words I have spoken this week.
Words I have offered to teenagers who are hit by media pressure and facebook updates of insecurity.
Words I have spoken over my community.
Words I have said to myself.
Because I have chosen to.
I will speak words of life – trusting that they will penetrate darkness and chaos.
I will speak words of life – and see those dry bones live.
I will speak words of life – knowing that they will transform and create, that something beautiful will form.
How about you? Why not start now. The next person you see – speak words of life over them.
Let me know how you go!
Words which do not give the light of Christ, increase the darkness.