Saturday, February 23, 2013
We embrace the power of God expressing through us. As we call upon that power with words of love, faith and joy, we begin to create the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
We're told that when Jesus began to teach and demonstrate the power of God, the people 'were all amazed and kept saying to one another, 'What kind of utterance is this? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and out they come!'" (Luke 4:36). They realized that the healing power of Jesus demonstrated sprung from the words He spoke and the energy behind those words.
So it is for us, Jesus teaches that our words have great power. We commit to exercising greater care in the words we use, knowing that they evoke the power of God.
When we speak negatively about ourselves, hoping someone will contradict us, the power of God within doesn't recognize such ploys. If we speak negatively of ourselves or others, we put our personal power behind those negative statements, and bring that negative energy into manifestation. If, on the other hand, we choose words that are at least nonjudgemental, we find an ever-more-positive energy expressing in our lives.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"