We wrapped up our last night of our Keep It Shut bible study group tonight. I’m sad to see the weekly Thursday night meetings end because I have so enjoyed being in fellowship with some terrific God loving women. The book has been a constant reminder for me to carefully watch what I say. As I have said before, it’s easier said than done. It can happen though. Karen Ehman, the author of the book, makes a significant final point in the text, reminding us if you have a close relationship with Christ, and are truly digging deep into scripture every day, then your words will be convicted too.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway I had from the book was that our words are not just things that come out of our mouths and are heard just one time. Our words can leave lasting imprints on people’s hearts and help them to define who they are.
The good words and the bad words.
Take a moment and think about the times in your life when words have truly had a positive impact on how you view yourself.
I remember these moments like they were yesterday. These words helped form who I am today. These words are part of the background music of my life.
I have other words there too. Words that darken my music. That make me doubt myself. Words that have also left dark imprints on my fragile heart.
Thankfully, we have a great weapon for these dark words. A book full of amazing words. His Word. When you read God’s word and accept Christ into your life, you shine His light on all of the dark imprints of your heart. His word takes the bad words and replaces them with the good. Your background music will grow even louder now with His love.
You are His creation.
He thinks you are magnificent.
And no other word can top that.
Psalm 56:4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?