WORDS AND THE WORD
Webster defines Word as a “Single, distinct meaningful element of speech or writing used with other words or sometimes alone to form a sentence.”
Words fascinate me. Etymology, the study of the history of words, is a hobby of mine.
These are some of my ideas and thoughts about, words and the Word.
In Genesis, we read God created the world by the Word of His mouth.
We create our world by the words of our mouth as well.
Thoughts become words.
Words become sentences.
Sentences become actions.
Actions become habits.
Habits become reality.
Reality: if you think you can, you can; and if you think you can’t, you can’t.
Reality: words define who we are, what we do, how we do it, and how we make people feel! People remember how we make them feel.
Reality: words we speak are more important than the thoughts we think.
Thoughts form words and spoken words become habits. Habits become reality.
Reality: you can’t directly control your thoughts. Proof: don’t think about a black horse this very moment. Gotcha! You just thought about a big black horse. But we can control our words.
Reality: words have power. Words build up, or words tear down. Words wound, or words heal. Words have consequences!
The ultimate word is The Word. The apostle John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”
John was an eyewitness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This reliable martyr said, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory, the only begotten Son of God.”
Reality: thoughts become words. Written words become alive and powerful.
True story to verify words have power!
A student who was struggling in math listened to my coaching.
Here is the scenario: C+ in calculus and the student hates math. Question: would you like to get an A and study less? Yes or no?
Ok, then you must do exactly what I coach.
First, say I love calculus.
“I can’t. I hate calculus.”
So what! I don’t care if you hate it. All you have to do is love it for 10 hours each week. Love it the five hours in class and 5 intense hours you study calculus. Agreed?
Now, make a sign. I love calculus!
Make a large A. This is your new grade.
Post it where you see it first thing each morning and last thing you see before bedtime. Repeat with conviction 6 times, “I love calculus. I am an A student.”
“But it’s a lie.”
So what? Act as if. Fake it. Make it.
Does this surprise anyone? The student’s grade at end of the semester was an A+.
Genius is not seeing what it is, genius is seeing what it can become.
Who God says we are is far more accurate than who we say we are.
Cancer has taught me to believe His Word is the ultimate truth. The challenge is to mine The Word like a gold miner seeks treasure.
If what He says through The Word conflicts with what the oncologist says, what you say, or what I say about me, I am going with the ultimate Word.
Fact: Jesus, the master teacher, taught through parables.
Because His truth is reserved only for those who come with all their minds and hearts to do His will.
Here I am Lord Jesus Christ. I am all yours.