“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
There is a very big privilege God gave exclusively to man; the power of communicating through words. Words reflect what is in our heart, and as we use them, they paint a picture in our soul. With our words, we can create a beautiful painting or a completely atrocious display, there is no mid-point. Proverbs 18:21 says: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit”. The contrast is very noticeable: life or death. Our words have the power to bring comfort and healing, or destruction and cause wounds. Everything that comes out from our mouth produces hope or despair, blessing or curse.
God gave my husband, Rich, and I three beautiful children. Every day I have the choice to edify and bring out the best in them, or discourage them and bring bitterness to their lives. I have determined to always choose the first option. I want to be a woman who edifies my family daily and in doing so, lift up a beautiful home in the fear of God!
Thanks to my parents’ example, I have been able to understand and experience the power of the words we speak. Most importantly, is the power there is when we confess what the Bible says about us and our loved ones.
I remember when I was pregnant with my firstborn, Noah, God gave me the promise for him in Psalms 22:9-10. This Word became my prayer as I waited, but it also marked my son’s birth very literally, along with his nature and personality.
“But You are He who took Me out of the womb; from My mother’s womb You have been My God.”
The birth of my son
Promise: “But You are He who took Me out of the womb.”
Fulfillment: I had a C-section when Noah was born. In my 38th week, I had preeclampsia and cholestasis of pregnancy. After my doctor saw my test results, she sent me straight to the hospital! I arrived at 6 pm and two hours later, Noah was born. His birth was a miracle; God protected his life and mine.
Promise: “From My mother’s womb You have been My God.”
Fulfillment: Everyone who knows Noah, knows he is an extremely fun kid, he is outgoing and very enthusiastic. Noah loves life! Every time he hears a song, he tells me, “I love this song, it’s my favorite!” Or if he notices I’m wearing lipstick, it’s normal for him to tell me, “Mommy, you look beautiful!” He loves people, loves playing with uncle Matias and is a total people-person.
A few days ago, God spoke to my heart and showed me that Noah’s personality is a fruit of my prayers. Since he was in my womb, God had filled Noah with His presence. Actually, did you know that the word “enthusiasm” literally means to be filled with God!