The power of words is significant enough to kill a person or heal a person right where they are standing. Prov. 12:18 There is that speaks like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
Yes, you have the power to bring life through words that will cause a merry heart of health to be activated within a person and the result is a medication that cannot be bought with a pharmaceutical prescription. Prov. 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.
Better still, I had spoken to my friend Romay who had used this experiment to teach her children how words, good or bad, could affect the inside of other children. This is Romay’s account of how she used the rice experiment and what the results were.
We then put the jars side by side and throughout the coming days, we would speak to the rice in the jars with words directed as to the label’s instructions on each jar. To the love rice, we said love words (in the language and cadence of a preschool aged child ) like ‘I want to play with you,’ ‘you’re beautiful,’ and so on. To the ‘hate’ rice we would say the opposite type of words. Periodically the jars were moved around separating them and repeating the rice experiment for the benefit of the children to see how words can have an affect in life.
After 3 weeks the hate rice started turning brown and slimy while the love rice stayed white. Eventually, the hate rice turned to sludgy black liquid and the white has always stayed fluffy, just like the first day. The amazing part of this word experiment is that after two and a half years the jars were found in the garage where they were forgotten and they were still the same! The hate jar of rancid rice had gotten worse and the love rice was still white and fluffy. Stunning how words can affect life. Prov. 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Farmers, horse, and dog whisperers will give testimony as to the power of words in the recovery of wounded animals that have been beaten and screamed at with profanities. Prov. 12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. We can change the very environment we live in by speaking God’s words within that environment.
What a description of what we are doing to others when we use hurtful and sarcastic quips to make our all-important point. How many spouses, male or female, are eviscerated by the other’s burning complaint or harsh dig? Our raison d’être as Christians should be to bring life with our God-given ability to speak healing words to each other and everyone we meet. Prov. 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
I want to be a healer in this world and if the starting point is my vocabulary with the right spirit behind it, then let my words be the words of kindness and peace for us all. Psalm 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.