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Jan 06

Tongue of Fire


5Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. – James 3

image The tongue is dangerous.  How many of us have not been hurt by words?  Most of us have hurt people with words.   But words can also be used for good.  If the tongue can set a whole life on fire for destruction, can it set a life on fire with passion and cause?  What if we harnessed the power of the tongue for good?  Maybe it is as simple as saying things like . . .

  • Thank you
  • You look nice today
  • I'm sorry
  • I have been praying for you
  • I believe in you

I often underestimate the power of words.  They have the ability to start a fire and change a life.

Go start a little fire today.

 - Copyright 2009, Scot Longyear at Resonate

photo by db*photography

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Scot Longyear