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Friday, February 28, 2014

The power of words


I read a book yesterday, yes the whole book.  Well most of it anyway. When I realized the direction the book was taking, I went to the ending.  Do you ever do that??  I ended up crying at the last chapter.  The book was a departure from my regular reading.  I did not like the language, and the ending left me feeling somewhat that the author was giving liberty that violates moral and ethical laws.  However, at the end, as I was weeping, her words dug deep into my heart.  I've been too sensitive this last year, things happening in my own life that have ripped me apart. 

 All day long the words sifted through my mind.  I've always been a reader, and books have held a special attraction to me. So much so that I can vividly imagine in my mind the cast of characters, the plot and the story line.  I can see the buildings, the furnishings, the costumes.  I envision the people, what they look like, their expressions.  It's like a movie theater runs in my mind and I see the whole production.  So when the words run deep......... my heart tends to follow.


I haven't been on Spiritual Sundays in a while.  I've not had things to share, plus not having any comments makes me wonder if I'm just talking to the air. 

But do you ever think about how we get involved in the thoughts of the world?  This book made me pause and think about how easily we throw our feelings and emotions into the ring.  Yet the only one and true answer to all of life's difficulties lies in God's Word.


Eph 2:3-5

Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved.

BUT GOD!!  in his rich mercy and because of HIS great love - saved me!  There are no more powerful words then these.


8 comments:

Sylvia said...

Your words touched me, yes, when I read I do the same thing, and when the book is finished I want to know what else is going on with the people. I don't read that often,I get too involved, and find myself too senitive. God is good,loving and forgiving. His mercy endues from generation to generation! Praise His Holy Name!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Yes, words are very powerful! I haven't read a book in awhile...
I hope you aren't discouraged about the comments...sometimes I don't always leave one...sorry...
warmly,
deb

Lyli said...

I find myself getting weary with the world -- its words and music are empty. That passage in Ephesians truly encouraged me today.

Charlotte said...

Reminds me of the old saying about sticks and stones and words. You're so right. Words are so important. I'm glad I came here today. Your words have encouraged me Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Val said...

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Oh my. I loved this post!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Words are very powerful. I love to read, but there are some books I just can't read because I know they will leave images in my mind I don't want there. I do read books that are difficult (for example, about the Holocaust) because I think we need to know about some things; I'm talking about books that have no redemptive value. Thanks for sharing.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've read some non-fiction books that had parts of them constantly on my mind. After crying through many pages, I sometimes wonder why I kept reading but I felt I owed it to the historical value to continue.
I don't leave comments on Spiritual Sundays and I've noticed a few bloggers close the comments for those posts.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I know all to much how words are so powerful. I have used them to lift up and tear down. Words have also lifted me up and some have left me with terrible scars and wounds that I have to give to the Lord to patch up and repair. What a great post. I do that with books as well.