You don’t have to hang around here long to see that I love words. All the words and everything about them. The way they sound. The way they are spelled. What they mean. Seriously…all. the. words.

I like them so much that I have words all around my house. It’s partly because I live in a house with students and I wanted them to see some positive messages every day. But it’s also because I just love words.

One of my favorite things about words though is that Jesus is the Word.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

And the gospel of Matthew records these words of Jesus,

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35

When Jesus asked His apostles if they would leave Him, Peter replied,

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. John 6:68

I can’t think of any better reason to love words than that they carry so much meaning with Jesus. They tell us Who He is. What He came here to do. How to live the life He calls us to.

Here’s the one word that has come to mean so much to me in the last few years…


As Jesus sacrificed His life for mine, He bought my life back from the enemy. And He continues to redeem me today. He offers forgiveness when I confess. He covers me with protection when I am weak. He brings healing when I am broken.

Sometimes we don’t…I don’t…live like we are redeemed. We claim that we can’t see our way out of whatever mess we are in. We wonder if God is really working just because we can’t see the visible evidence. We walk around in defeat and despair when God has promised victory.

We don’t live like we are redeemed not because we aren’t, but because we choose not to. We can walk in redemption every day because the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us today to overcome whatever we are facing.

Which words will you choose today? Words of defeat or words of life?

Choose to live redeemed…


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