Paul said in Romans 4:17 "..God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things that be not as though they were.
Words are very important to you as well as to God. This verse says that God uses words to call those things that are not as though they were.
Some people have said, "Well, that's fine for God, but we shouldn't be doing that."
But the Bible says our words are important to us as well.
Look at Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride; but the lips of the wise shall preserve them!
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Then in the New Testament in 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Paul told them how he prayed for them: "I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Paul prayed that we all would be preserved blameless while we walk on this earth. But what is it that preserves us from the enemy who wants to steal, kill and destry us?
Proverbs 14:3 gave us the answer: the lips of the wise.
As our own mouths speak forth God's wisdom, our faith-filled words will preserve us from the enemy's strategies arrayed against us. That's why it's wise to follow God's example and call those things that be not as though they were!
Have a wonderful week calling the right words!