Only speak the Word and my servant will be healed

God’s Words and Our Words

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
– Isaiah 55:10-11

Words can kill and words can heal. And one of the Creation accounts says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

We live in a world that is “held together by the word of His power.”

In recent years it has become evident to me that whenever I get shocked or angry at something, like a foolish move in traffic, and let out a four letter expletive… the worst affect is the diminishment of the actual power in my words.

My words (and yours) can bring peace or war, sickness or health, life or death. But when I weaken my words by corrupt language, they lose those vital powers.

Thank you for bearing with me on this glorified tweet.



14 responses to “Only speak the Word and my servant will be healed

  1. Excellent post!

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  2. Excellent piercing the darkness with the light of Gods word.

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  3. One of my favorite verses, Traildust…thanks!

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  4. Very true. It always affects me especially due to my writing hobby. Other writers and the general reader just don’t understand why I tend to avoid explicatives in my work.

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  5. This post says a lot and really packs a punch. What I find from it is that God always begins with an end goal in mind, that He always acts with a purpose.
    It also says that God, the one Being Who CANNOT LIE, holds Himself to the same standard as he holds us and as we (at least used to) hold each other: His Word is His Bond.
    And like the player in the squash court, I can imagine God, throwing out His Word against the “wall” of the world, only to hit the world and have it come back to him. This means that He Does Play a Role in human history, that He is more intimately involved with us and our affairs that we can know in this Life, and that His Word never returns to Him unfulfilled, cancelled, ruled out, vetoed or made irrelevant.

    And I have had the misfortune of hearing others chew me out with their poisoned tongues, and I know that words and the way they are spoken actually do have the power to wound, and to kill. (If I had a gun on me when these misfortunes happened, I’d likely be doing 25-to-life right now!)
    I, too, have had quite a mouth on me in everyday traffic here in New York, and I go through periods of ebb and flow with it, and I understand that every year it gets harder. And I do not want to have to answer for my unkind (even if correct) mouth!

    So let us resolve never to leave anything to chance, always act with an end or a purpose in mind, and Let Us Put God First in all things. It makes sense: Whenever we act we seek to get something; Whereas when God Acts, He always Seeks to Give His Grace away. God doesn’t have to “get” or obtain anything: He owns it all.
    Good Post.

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    • traildustfotm

      Wow Steven! Your statement ought to be its own post. When I think of the number of times I’ve let my words loose in the wrong way, I grieve. At least, now we can move forward with a better understanding.
      (ditto about the gun statement)

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  6. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Words of wisdom.


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  7. I know just how easy it is to allow vile words to spew from your mouth, when you are angry. I am a retired foundry worker, and one of the things about working in that type of an atmosphere is that you can often have a short temper due to working in high temperatures during this summer heat, doing heavy, dangerous work that often is less than glamorous. The shiny silver suits that you see on TV to protect from the metal are only partly effective, and so my arms in the summer, when I get tan, are partly speckled white, due to the many burns that I got over the years. All of these things combined together can bring some, shall we say, harsh language from your mouth at times.
    What I found to be of great help to me, to stop that habit, was when I was memorizing scripture a lot. It seemed that the more of God’s word I had in my head, the less room there was for filthy thoughts. I spread out, and tried to see if my other habits worked as well, and soon I was only listening to Christian music or radio stations. In fact, now I hear a song from the 1980’s and I can’t recognize it, as I just didn’t listen to secular music back then.
    I have one more verse that can go hand in hand with the ones that have posted. It never ceases to amaze me how seemlessly God’s word fits together, to make a complete picture. Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

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    • traildustfotm

      Thanks for this comment, pigpen51, and for sharing the verse from Psalm 119.


      • No, traildustfotm, the thanks are all mine. I am humbled by so many of the authors here that are not only articulate, and thoughtful, but are nearly always on point with just the right thoughts for what I need from the Word of God at exactly that point. I wish that I could say that I feel like I have a handle on my Christian walk, but the truth is, for every step closer to the Lord I take, the more I understand how wretched I am. And while I understand that my sin has been paid for, and God sees me through the sacrifice of the Blood of the Lamb, it doesn’t make me feel any more worthy of grace.
        Of course I understand just why I am forgiven, and that I DON’T deserve anything, that it is all because of HIM, and it is part of the plan from the very beginning. I still understand just how big God is and how very small I am.
        I believe that at one time, I had mentioned that my wife was dealing with breast cancer. And many of you told me that you were praying for her and for me. I must tell you that once again, God has proven Himself to be faithful to His people, as my wife has finished her chemo, her surgery, and her radiation. She is cancer free, as far as they can tell. She will continue to get a drug every 3 weeks until October,as a hormone therapy, but we are thankful for those of you who have either prayed for her or just brought her to mind from time to time.
        She had also fallen, due to dizziness from the chemotherapy, and broke a bone in her back, that required a surgical procedure. That went well, and she is not completely healed, but nearly so, and able to get out and to drive herself on occasion. So I just wanted to pass along not only the good news but also my eternal gratitude to those of you who I know were aware of our trials, and were holding us up, either in prayer, or in spirit. It truly is humbling to know that people are still willing to draw those close who are in need of support, even if it is through the internet. I am forever in your debt, and I know that it is because many of you prayed for my wife that she should be with me for many more years, God willing.

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