Words, syllables running together. Each a beat long- singing a different song.

Some bite, sting, pierce the soul- rambling and blending into a pool of regret. Where do they go? Down a drain to ever be forgotten?

Words that soothe, lubricate the ego- swirling and twirling proud. Are they bottled in beautiful jars to be opened and inhaled to be recaptured?

Last words…getting the last jab. Last words at the end of a life. Words that don’t have the pleasure of a response, where do they go? Do they hang somewhere out there ever waiting for a reply?

Words forgotten to be spoken, hanging on the lips stuttering, sputtering waiting their turn. Should’ve, would’ve, could’ve are their cries of remorse. Where do they go? Are they lingering around, knocking on the memory’s door?

Lord, Do you bottle our words like you bottle our tears? Will you, on Judgment Day, open each of our bottles and pour our words out onto a table for us to hear? Lord, help us to weigh our words more carefully.



11 Replies to “Words”

  1. Hi Amy interesting article you know what bugs me is when people take God’s name in vain they will give an account for those words on Judgement Day and for me it’s personal because before I was Born Again I took God’s name in vain I don’t take His name in vain as a swear word I mean.

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  2. Excellent post! There is a Book Of Remembrance spoken of in Malachi.

    “Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” Malachi‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    In Revelations, when it says “the books were opened” I believe this is one of them.

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  3. OH, those words…….they build up or tear down. Which do we choose? I know I have said many unkind words in the past, but the LORD convicted me to carefully measure and think before I speak. HIS words to us in the Bible are so amazing, how can we not think long and hard at what we say? But as James says: the tongue is the hardest thing of the body to control. So today is a new day that I can use my words to glorify the GOD of all creation, ONE who forgives, sustains and loves us!
    Blessings on your day friend and thank you for this reminder!

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