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The Power of Words

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 • Michelle Borquez Thornton • Relationships
Your words can harm or bring blessing. How do you choose your words? Read this refreshing and inspiring story of a priest's reaction to a woman concerned about her gossiping ways.
The Power of Words

There is power in our words, the power to destroy or build up, the power to give life or take it away. I read a story this past weekend I felt was such a great example to the power of words.

A woman came to a priest in confession asking to be forgiven for her sin of gossip. "Father Mike, please help me. I have sinned against a man and have helped destroy his life". What can I do to be forgiven"? "Go on top of your apartment roof and take with you a feather pillow and a knife. Stab the knife into the pillow over and over again. " The woman immediately left and did as the priest requested stabbing the pillow over and over again and watching as the feathers flew everywhere.

The next day she returned and told Father Mike of her success. "What now, she asked. What else can I do?" In a calm voice Father Mike replied, "Now go and find all the feathers, pick them up, and bring them back to me". "What?" the woman replied with excitement. "Father Mike that is impossible!" ?"Yes, it is impossible. Those feathers are like your words, they are gone never to be returned".Remember this the next time you choose to say something harmful about someone.

We are able to of course be forgiven for our harmful words, but once those words leave our mouth, they have power to harm, or to bring blessing. Remember this as you go about your day. I know I will. It's going to be a fabulous week.

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How do we run free if we are bound up by the chains of our past, our pain, our unforgiveness, our jealousy, fear, anger and resentment? How do we run when there are chains of guilt, despair, regret, and shame, wrapped around our ankles? Jesus wants us to run free into His arms and yet how can we even totally grasp the boundless love, the miraculous victorious freedom He longs for us to have when we are emotionally not able to even walk.

For many years fear had a grip on my life. So much so I could not even ask a prayer request in Sunday school without trembling. No longer does fear have me in it's grip, no longer does the shame of my past keep me from walking out my future, no longer does the guilt of my mistakes keep me from seeing my value based on what Christ has done for me. No longer do I sit and wonder why God loves me, adores me, cares for me, no longer do I allow the accuser of the brethren to put me back where I once was for I am free from the things that bind and I am now running into the arms of Jesus with full force knowing He is always there, always waiting for me to come to Him with all that I am, flaws and all.

So why do we remain in bondage?

Heart bruises, damaged emotions, places in our lives where we have made choices away from God, can only be healed if we reach out and press into our healing.

Do you find this difficult to fathom? We understand. The God Crazy Freedom team has opened up their lives and shared their journey from heart bruises to victory so that you too might be free. As we speak in churches, schools, civic centers across the world, we pray you will come and join us and "Experience" all God has for you.

Our prayer is that you too will begin your journey of healing and begin to see the beautiful girl God sees, values and longs to heal. We pray you begin the steps of moving beyond the victim into the victorious.

From my heart to yours,

Michelle Borquez - Thornton
President - God Crazy Freedom Experience and Author of;

Forever God Crazy, God Crazy Freedom, Overcoming the Seven Deadly Emotions and Creator of The Freedom Series.

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Michael Thornton, Michelle Borquez Thornton, Paige Henderson, Rebecca Carrell

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Punky Tolson, Lisa Ostrowski


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