Death and Life: 7 Quotes About the Power of Our Words

Do you know that your words have power?

Power to kill. Power to heal. Power to give life.

How do we speak life over ourselves and others, when our tongue (as the Book of James teaches), is so hard to tame?

We just want to tell it like it is, right? “I call it like I see it”.

If we want to see change, we have to call it like we desire to see “it” become, because what we say has power:

  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

proverbs 18:21

Speak Life

Below are seven quotes to encourage you to recognize that your words do matter, they have power, and with every opportunity to learn to speak life.

Be careful with your words. Once they are said, the can be only forgiven, not forgotten.


But the human tongue is a beast that few can master, It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief.


Don’t mix bad words with your bad mood. You’ll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you’ll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.


The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.


One kind word can change someone’s entire day.


Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving.


Words are seeds that do more than blow around. They land in our hearts and not the ground. Be careful what you plant and careful what you say. You might have to eat what you planted one day.


Yes, indeed. One day we will be held accountable for every word we say. (Matthew 12:36)

So let us be slow to speak, season our speech with grace and speak the truth in love. (James 1:19, Colossians 4:6, and Ephesians 4:15).

Are You Calling It Like You See It or What You Desire For it To Be?

Now that we know that our words do have power, what can you use this “superpower” to change in your life?


Your spouse?

Your children?

O the possibilities!

More than just possibility thinking, speaking positively about your environment has the power to change… everything.

Are you up for the challenge?

Let’s Pray:

Father in the name of Jesus I repent for not speaking the right words…Help me to speak life to my life and others so that I will possess every promise that you have called into my life.

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

romans 4:17

Grace and Peace,


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