" It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke, and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell." James 3:5-6 the message.
As children of God, we can use our mouths and the power of our words to heal relationships or destroy them. The Scripture above shows how major problems are birthed by something as simple as wrong words- a tiny spark can cause an entire forest to catch fire, just a single word can hurt many people.
Once we have said something, we cannot take it back. We must be very careful about what we say. If you have said unkind things, apologize, seek forgiveness, and begin to use the right words in your life and your relationships.
POWER THOUGHT: I am very careful about what I say because my words have power.
Last January 2016, I said something I should not have. As a child of God and as a good person, I apologized, not only once, but three times. I have forgiven myself and I have moved on. I have left this at the foot of the cross with Jesus, however I have not been forgiven by these people who are close to my husband. I have done a lot of work to heal and show up a better person. I am very careful of what I put out now. My intention is to heal, not harm. I am human with a soul that is perfect, whole and complete. I stand in my power and I do my work to heal. I will no longer be a doormat. Some people are so used to me always being the peacemaker and as such I never used my voice. Part of the lesson from this was an unkind word that was said that set off a series of lessons.
In January 2018 it will be two years since my sisters in law decided that I was no longer worthy of their care. The thing is, now that I love myself I see that I had to love me enough to keep walking forward. God is in control and my hands are off the wheel. I am learning the power of forgiveness, compassion, faith, trust and unconditional love. These are the five lessons of earth school and some of us are more advanced in learning than others. I have had to learn to live a spirit based life full of love. I have had to be like a tree and let the dead leaves fall. It has been a journey of great expansion. I have had great teachers!! They taught me that being selfish isn't really a bad thing. In fact- it is a blessing!! Now I love me so much!! I will never go back to the old way of life. Once you expand and grow you are forever changed. What has changed, however, is my husband's clarity. He is seeing in a whole new light and our relationship is better than ever! Thank you God.
So like this fire burning out of control, make sure that your sparks ( words) heal and not harm. Give the relationship over to God and allow him to work on the hearts of all the people involved. Let go and let God.
A Course in Miracles teaches that you can have a grievance or you can have a miracle. You can not have both!!! I choose miracles. Thank you God for all my blessings!! I am a very rich woman!! I am rich with love. I am rich with faith. I am rich with trust. I am rich with my family. I am rich with friends. I am rich with teachers. I am rich with knowledge.
Does this blog resonate with you? Would you love to chat with me over tea and perhaps pull some angel card messages? or messages from Jesus? let me know. I love you all.
I leave you with this: Ho'oponoponoI Love You, I'm Sorry, Forgive Me, Thank You!!!