Whenever I write about something, songs just seem to come into my life that back up the message. This week I’ve heard some great ones that hit home the message from my WORD POWER Devotional on Monday.
Toby Mac’s song “Speak Life” is one of my faves. Generally, I like most things Toby has put on the market since about 1989 in the DC Talk days! You can find one of his songs on my itunes playlist at any given time. This song is no different. It really shouts the message of Proverbs 18:21 that says,
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
The music video is amazing how it shows the devastating or life-giving effect our words can have on others to bring life or death. The most impactful line in this song for me is when Toby says:
“We can turn a heart with the words we say.” 1
The music video brings this line to life. I love how he ends the video with a quote from a book I now want to read!
“In Every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.”
~Brennan Manning 2
1 Mac, Toby. SPEAK LIFE. Capitol Chrisitan Music Group © 2014
2 Manning, Brennan. ABBA’S CHILD. The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging. © 2002