Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Power Of Words

This was done in the time it took me to brush my teeth.


These days, I keep accidently referring to Ruby as "wild woman" and I've got to stop!

You see, I believe that words are seeds. You reap what you sow. You plant a carrot seed, you're going to get a carrot. You plant an apple seed, you're going to get an apple tree. You plant a positive word, you're going to reap something positive. You sow a word of "you are wild" you're going to get wildness.

This revelation is quite grand once you grasp it. Everything you say has power behind it, whether you realize it or not. What you say can make or break a situation. Can you think of a time where someone has said something, even in passing, that meant the world to you? And another situation where someone said something that broke your heart and tore you down? It's more than just words. It's the spirit behind the words. When we gripe and complain, we are empowering a negative spirit that just breeds more negativity. And when we choose beautiful, positive words, we empower the Holy Spirit to work on our behalf. 

You won't hear me say the common phrases people say all the time like "I'm going crazy" or "that kills me" or even "I'm so dumb" or "I'm a retard", because I don't want to be any of those things! Sure, there is the argument "well I don't really mean that". Then why say it?

So, I don't want my little Ruby girl to be wild when she grows up. I want her to be free spirited, comfortable in her own skin, confident in who she is, submitted to her parents and have our heart, and to be strong and bold with a gentleness about her. And preferably funny. 
Just not wild:) 

6 comments:

Sheryl said...

The wisdom that you have is beyond your years. Ruby is one very blessed little girl. She will be all that you say...and then some!:) She is already excuding sweetness, kindness, a fun and free spirit. I don't think she has a choice to not be funny!....it's in her DNA:):):) I love you. I love your posts. Thanks for being the amazing "you" that you are!!!!!

Sheryl said...

Sorry but the picture is adooooooorable:)

Becca said...

Amen momma!!! Great post!!! Just like your mom said, Ruby already embodies ALL of those qualities, and she will continue to grow and flourish in every one of them....plus many more im sure! :)

JMKiehn said...

My granddaughter is so blessed and will be everything Yahweh purposes for her, because her parents are yielded to Him, which blesses her grandparents more than I can say. Love you!

Kari Beth said...

Great words. Always an inspiration. I need to print off these words and put them on my refrigerator. I call myself "dumb" all the time and I'll tell Elle she's crazy all the time. Ha! Guess I should watch my words a little more.

I'm pretty certain Ruby is going to be the sweetest thing ever. She already is. However, she does look a tad bit mischievous in that picture :-)

The Farrar Four said...

WELL SAID! You are a wonderful wife and mother! You will raise Ruby to be everything in that last paragraph I'm sure! I'm with you though, I'm working on making sure my words always lift up...and are positive! It helps everything when you have a positive outlook! Me and mom have a sarcastic quote 'change your thoughts and you change your world.' it's a good quote and is really the truth! We use it mainly when one of us is ill...and the other one throws it out sarcastically but it always works!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Power Of Words

This was done in the time it took me to brush my teeth.


These days, I keep accidently referring to Ruby as "wild woman" and I've got to stop!

You see, I believe that words are seeds. You reap what you sow. You plant a carrot seed, you're going to get a carrot. You plant an apple seed, you're going to get an apple tree. You plant a positive word, you're going to reap something positive. You sow a word of "you are wild" you're going to get wildness.

This revelation is quite grand once you grasp it. Everything you say has power behind it, whether you realize it or not. What you say can make or break a situation. Can you think of a time where someone has said something, even in passing, that meant the world to you? And another situation where someone said something that broke your heart and tore you down? It's more than just words. It's the spirit behind the words. When we gripe and complain, we are empowering a negative spirit that just breeds more negativity. And when we choose beautiful, positive words, we empower the Holy Spirit to work on our behalf. 

You won't hear me say the common phrases people say all the time like "I'm going crazy" or "that kills me" or even "I'm so dumb" or "I'm a retard", because I don't want to be any of those things! Sure, there is the argument "well I don't really mean that". Then why say it?

So, I don't want my little Ruby girl to be wild when she grows up. I want her to be free spirited, comfortable in her own skin, confident in who she is, submitted to her parents and have our heart, and to be strong and bold with a gentleness about her. And preferably funny. 
Just not wild:) 

6 comments:

Sheryl said...

The wisdom that you have is beyond your years. Ruby is one very blessed little girl. She will be all that you say...and then some!:) She is already excuding sweetness, kindness, a fun and free spirit. I don't think she has a choice to not be funny!....it's in her DNA:):):) I love you. I love your posts. Thanks for being the amazing "you" that you are!!!!!

Sheryl said...

Sorry but the picture is adooooooorable:)

Becca said...

Amen momma!!! Great post!!! Just like your mom said, Ruby already embodies ALL of those qualities, and she will continue to grow and flourish in every one of them....plus many more im sure! :)

JMKiehn said...

My granddaughter is so blessed and will be everything Yahweh purposes for her, because her parents are yielded to Him, which blesses her grandparents more than I can say. Love you!

Kari Beth said...

Great words. Always an inspiration. I need to print off these words and put them on my refrigerator. I call myself "dumb" all the time and I'll tell Elle she's crazy all the time. Ha! Guess I should watch my words a little more.

I'm pretty certain Ruby is going to be the sweetest thing ever. She already is. However, she does look a tad bit mischievous in that picture :-)

The Farrar Four said...

WELL SAID! You are a wonderful wife and mother! You will raise Ruby to be everything in that last paragraph I'm sure! I'm with you though, I'm working on making sure my words always lift up...and are positive! It helps everything when you have a positive outlook! Me and mom have a sarcastic quote 'change your thoughts and you change your world.' it's a good quote and is really the truth! We use it mainly when one of us is ill...and the other one throws it out sarcastically but it always works!