Our Words Really Do Matter God created the world and everything in it with His words. Several time in Genesis He spoke everything that is created into existence. A few are: In Gen. 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. in verse 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, in verse 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image. Speaking things into existence is a principle of God. He lives you and in meand his power flows through us because we were made in His image.When we let Him speak through us instead of just saying what our carnal mind can think of, what we say affects our life, those around us and our world. Proverbs 18:19 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 20Death and life are in the power of the tongue Psalm 34:12What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 13Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. 14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it Just think of the times when someone said something negative to you or criticized you; how did you feel? It produced death in your emotions, not life. Now what about when a person compliments you? You can feel life come into your being even if you were not feeling up to par. It built you up. The way we talk can change the atmosphere in a room. You can enter a place right after there has been an argument and feel the oppression in the atmosphere. But when you enter a church service where they are praising and worshipping God it lifts you up. Proverbs 13:2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. Psalm 17:4Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. Psalm 19:14Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalm 141:3Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. Remember, whether good or bad, our words really do matter!