“Although we have always known it intuitively, science has confirmed the tremendous power our words have on ourselves, communities, and the world. In fact, words can literally shape the material world. The words we speak not only reflect, but shape our thoughts, and our thoughts shape the physical structure of our brains. An NPR interview between host Ira Flatow and science writer Sharon Begley, “Can Thoughts and Action Change Our Brains?” revealed how findings in neuroplasticity suggest the way we think can not only change the structure of our brains, but even lead to the re-growth of brain cells (something once considered impossible).” Chris Hazell VIEWPOINT July 2017

As death threatens to again bring me to its stronghold, I have been blessed to remember what my heavenly Father has taught me for the past fifty years . Coming to the anniversary of Jerry’s last week and his death on June 1, 2020, the Spirit of Christ is showing me the power of His stronghold.

For months, I have been in a maze, knowing my calling, waiting for others to move on my behalf, still not knowing when or how He will fulfill that calling in me. This physical life ~ nothing but a stronghold of death that eventually shows its power in the flesh, its desires, and accomplishments is overwhelming to those who do not know God, the Father and His covenant with His people. Words of death continue to keep the world under the sway of the wicked one (1 John 5:19). Without the hope the heavenly Father gives through His Son, what is there to live for?

“Now they have known that all things
which You have given Me are from You.  
For I have given to them the words which You have given Me;
and they have received them,”
John 17:7-8

It is not a matter of what I have accomplished in my eighty-two years, what anyone else has done for me or where I am now. All that matters is what my heavenly Father has given me through Jesus Christ.

Now and forever, the Words of Life, are written on my mind and in my heart. Let death threaten as it will, I will remember His promises written in His covenant of grace to His children. He is faithful and will not forget He has given Life to those who believe in His Son. His Words accomplish all He has sent them to do (Isaiah 55:11)

They speak the Living Word of Jesus Christ in the lives of His people ~ the fruit of His Spirit ~ love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, holiness, righteousness, truth, grace, humility, compassion and much more. The more we read, the more we live. The more we memorize and meditate, the greater the fruit of Christ in us and through us. The fullness of God is displayed in His church, the members of His body living the Life of Christ as a witness to a dying world.

Heavenly Father, we praise you for speaking the universe into existence, for continuing to rule by your sovereignty fulfilling the covenant established before the foundation of the world, revealed and fulfilled in Christ and through your people for your glory and our joy. Thank you that your Word is as alive and powerful now as at the Creation and the Resurrection of Jesus, our Lord, in whose name we pray. Amen.

19 thoughts on “WHY WORDS MATTER

  1. Eternities vail seems to get thinner as we get older. It is a good thing to call out the stronghold of death from the safety of life in Christ,. Which will never be raided for eternity. Your perspective is cherished Francis.

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  2. Words do matter Fran…and your words have and will have a lasting impact–that is what is so wonderful or dreadful about words…they are lasting and have staying power.
    And just know that I have been blessed by your words as they reflect the One True Word!!

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  3. Valerie Caraotta

    Fran, I am certain you will run your race well until the very end and fulfill all He has called you to. Our thoughts and words do matter! Be encouraged today that He knows your tomorrow and will help you do all assigned to you. Not a struggle will it be but an anointed ease with The Father’s help. Love and blessings!😀❤️🌹🙏🙏🙌

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  4. hearmorefromgod

    What a gift you have for sharing the written word. Our words can transcend time and space – and you are doing that.
    First of all -Welcome! To DailyBiblePrayer.wordpress.com May God bless you with encouragement, direction and protection as you grow in your relationship with Him through the scriptures and spending time in prayer!
    Be sure to click on the scriptures at the bottom to read and see what God will share with you personally!
    And next – you would benefit rom coming to a Christian Writers Conference – and there’s a great one that begins Wednesday!! Check out the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference and the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. They are both virtual this year. One this week and on in August. Both are amazing for instruction, inspiration and connecting with other writing professionals.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I am registered and look forward to the conference. Except that it is virtual, I would never have the opportunity to attend one. That is how I found your blog. How will you be involved? I would love to share with you my experiences of thirty years of writing. Blessings.


      1. hearmorefromgod

        Awesome!! I will be checking people in and doing the Tech Check Tuesday and Wednesday and will be in the Prayer Room! I hope to attend some of the classes and maybe will see you in a breakout session.
        if not, we can plan to get together on Zoom or by some other method after the conference. I would love to hear from you!

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