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The Power of Language

Updated: Jan 23

Language is powerful!  

Eze. 43:2 His voice is like many waters.

Ps. 29:4-9 His voice is glorious, powerful, life-giving!

It creates connection, builds bridges; clarifies; defines boundaries for safety & protection; brings forth solutions, agreements and provides a simple but powerful, needed acknowledgment.  

With God, language is always an invitation to His world and Person. He wastes no words and when He speaks transformation happens where there is a listening ear. 

He is ALWAYS speaking; if we have an ear to hear.

Chances are, your concept of language comes from a Greek framework. As an American citizen, the intellectual, analytical nature of this type of framework was all I knew in navigating the scriptures early on in my walk with God.

This translated to: 

“God tell me what to do; so I can do it.” 

“I can’t understand this verse so I'll just skip over it.” 

“God is somewhere else out there and I will just have to figure this out.”  

“God is results driven, therefore, I have to be productive all the time and that is good enough….. maybe.”

Jesus was Jewish for a reason. God does nothing accidentally. The Jewish culture has a very relational, deep language structure that embodies “living letter” pictographs that makes up its language.  It's layered and creative in meaning. 

Its framework embodies the fluidity of discovery that says, ‘Come walk with Me and lets have this life-journey together,’ which mirrors what Adam had with the Lord in the garden before the fall.

God is relational; otherwise, He would not have said He is LOVE and it was love that moved Him to action to save humanity. (John 3:16, 1 John 4:8)

We have to get honest about our love structure with God.  Is it love or pseudo love?  Is it just a nice “Hallmark card” or is it a living embrace?

When I made this discovery of what God wants in relating; it was one of a series of big shifts toward building a living relationship with God. 

God's language with you is personal to your relationship with Him because He is invested in building trust with you as you learn of Him.  

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy, and My burden light.”  Matthew 11:28-30 NABRE

Christ describes Himself as “heart available.”  He invites us to go on the journey to build a deep, trust-connection with His heart that supplies everything we need. (John 15:5, Acts 17:28)

I coach and mentor out of the principles of implication and invitation.  When God impresses or highlights something to us; He is not giving us mere knowledge to log away. 

He is giving us a very intentional invitation to enter into deeper fellowship with Him in a way that will positively impact our soul and life flow enabling us to fulfill our purpose by living out of His Person. This is profound!

For example, when was the last time you read a scripture that started with “in Him?”  There are many!  These are invitations that hold such incredible promise!

Look again! Ask and listen deep. You'll be surprised by what you find.

May the Lord stir you with a deeper awareness of what's on His heart for and with you. (John 17)

May you be richly blessed in this discovery! 

Ask Him to help you hear and recognize what He is saying and what He is inviting you into.  It’s LOVE-ly! 

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