By Toni Birdsong
Our words awaken us. Even unspoken they have the power to pry open our eyes and chase the sun as it begins to rise. Our words stampede the hours; wild horses on fire in a race to ignite significance. Human words can rally enthusiasm, stir a heart, and quiet life’s throbbing—for a little while.
But our most brilliant words have severe limits. While our linguistic potency is multiplied by bandwidth and terra bytes, our words still fail to achieve any lasting impact. (Ummm . . . Who said that cool thingy? What was that awesome post? What was that sermon about? What did that blogger say last week?)
So we keep talking. And talking.
But the Truth will always remain that . . .
We can speak of life. But God’s Word creates life.
We can speak of love. But God’s Word accomplishes Love.
We can speak of hope. But God’s Word produces hope.
We can speak of justice. But God’s Word achieves justice.
We can speak of heaven. But God’s Word opens heaven.
In the digital environment of streaming words and scrolling wisdom, it’s easy to forget that God’s Word achieves in one whisper what the world’s 6,900 known languages fail to achieve in a choir of intellect and persuasion.
The Word of God:
Lives forever. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
Overcomes evil. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14
Penetrates hearts. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Opens eyes. The prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened. Numbers 24:4
Nourishes the hungry. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt 4:4
Protects those who use it. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Eph. 6:17
Goes viral on its own. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. Acts 19:20
Wins every time. For no word from God will ever fail. Luke 1:37
So today, if you haven’t done so already, forfeit your most brilliant words and allow God’s Word to stream (and tweet) through you.
Do you ever find yourself improperly influenced by your own words, posts, and tweets or the words of others? How do you check yourself?
Post/tweet this today:
God’s Word achieves, breathes, & cannot fail. You can’t out-tweet the King! #LiveSticky