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Topic: Sweet to the Taste (08/23/12)
TITLE: Sweet Words
By Gail Gray
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The Master-mind created the world by speaking words. He’s the perfect example, and. His ways are complete and powerful. Psalms 34:8 says, “Oh taste and see. . . Lord is good. . . .” If everyone would follow His guidelines, there would be less difficulty and failure in our lives.
Think about what’s happening in the home. Parents are often, too, busy to communicate properly with their children. They don’t realize it yet, but that’s a terrible mistake. Whatever a child hears or not hears, can shape his life. Suppose a child is told from early childhood, you can be anything you want to be. Something amazing happens. An image of becoming someone great starts to develop in his mind, Proverbs says, “For as he thinks . . . so is he.” (KJV).
When I was a child, for Christmas one year, my parents bought a record player. They ordered several Christian singer’s records. I remember imitating these singers, and I tried to sound just like them. My father heard me singing. He said, “Gail keep it up; one day you’ll be a great singer.” Sure enough, that came true. I’ve had many opportunities to sing for weddings, be a guest soloist, and sing with various choirs.
My father’s words were sweet to my taste. They soothed my taste buds and made me crave more.
Unfortunately, bitter words have a negative affect, too. If a child is told constantly: you’re no good, you’re a trouble marker, and you’ll never be anything, it will be impossible to succeed.
So whatever words you’re speaking, make sure they’re words sweet as the honeycomb.
To find out more about God’s philosophy on words, read Psalms 119 and Proverbs 18. These are a few places were God reveals His wisdom.
Eat God’s words; they bring life everlasting.
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