231001 – Speaking to Impact Others Positively 用言语造就他人

Proverbs 18:21(NKJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue. And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Words are powerful. They are loaded with the power of life and death. Have you heard the saying “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Nothing can be further from the truth, because not only can words break your heart, ruin your life, they can hurt others too. We will eat the fruit or the result of what we have spoken from our lips.

Proverbs 15:4 (NKJV) A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the heart.

Ephesians 4:29 (NKJV) Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Have you uttered words that have torn down, crushed or disheartened your spouse, your children and even yourself? Remember that there is power in your word. While we know that we shouldn’t gossip, we do need to be reminded and make a conscious effort to guard our mouths. Our words should be kind and edifying.

The soul is comprised of the mind and emotions. Therefore, our bodies will react to the words spoken to us. While pleasant words make a person feel good, both our bodies and self-esteems can be hurt by mean words. The solution is to speak pleasant words to the body, and the body will heal on its own.

According to the authors of “Words Can Change Your Brain”, Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman, “a single word has the power to influence the expression of genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” According to them, “positive words, such as ‘peace’ and ‘love’ can alter the expression of genes, strengthening areas in our frontal lobes and promoting the brain’s cognitive functioning. They propel the motivational centres of the brain into action and build resiliency”. “Conversely, hostile language can disrupt specific genes that play a key part in the production of neuro-chemicals that protect us from stress”. They also wrote, “A single negative word can increase the activity in the fear centre of the brain”.

Proverbs 16:24 (AMP) Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

The words that we speak can also turn things around when they are pleasant like honeycomb, breezing sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. When we speak edifying words, they bring joy, confidence, comfort, and strength to the listener. Let us choose to speak to affirm, encourage, strengthen, and build up our loved ones! The word you utter matters to people around you especially those who respect you.

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箴 言 18:21 生 死 在 舌 头 的 权 下 , 喜 爱 他 的 , 必 吃 他 所 结 的 果 子 。


箴 言 15:4 温 良 的 舌 是 生 命 树 ; 乖 谬 的 嘴 使 人 心 碎 。


你有没有说过让你的配偶、孩子甚至你自己崩溃、压垮或沮丧的话?记住,你的话语是有能力的。 虽然我们知道我们不应该说人闲话,但我们确实需要被提醒,并且有意识地警戒我们的嘴。我们的话应该是善意的,有教化作用的。


《言语能够改变大脑》的作者,医学博士安德鲁·纽伯格和马克·罗伯特·沃尔德曼说:“仅仅一个单词就具备影响调节身体和情绪压力的基因表达的能力。”根据他们的说法,“积极的词汇,如‘和平’和‘爱’可以改变基因的表达,加强我们额叶的区域,促进大脑的认知功能。”它们推动大脑的动机中心行动起来,建立起复原力。” “相反,敌意的语言会破坏特定的基因,这些基因在神经化学物质的产生中起着关键作用,而神经化学物质是保护我们免受压力的。”他们还写道:“只消一个消极的词就能够增加大脑恐惧中心的活动。”

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