Thursday, January 19, 2012

Power of the Tongue

Luke has had a wart on the bottom of his foot for months now.  It was really big, but it didn't bother him.  Now me, it totally grossed out, but I'm a girl, and that is to be expected. 

Last week when we were looking at it I thought of the story in the Bible about the fig tree that Jesus cursed because it wasn't bearing any fruit.  In Mark 11, Jesus curses a fig tree because he was hungry, but when he came to the tree their wasn't any fruit on it.  He cursed the tree saying, "Let no one eat fruit from you ever again." (vs 14)  The next morning when he and his disciples came back by the tree they saw that it had dried up "from the roots." (vs 20)  Jesus teaches them in verse 23, "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."

When Luke and I were checking out his wart I told him the story of the fig tree and said, "Luke, lets start cursing this wart every time we look at it and telling it to dry up at the roots and fall off your foot."  I told him it could be like an experiment (which he loved) and we could just see what happens.  He said, "Wouldn't that be cool if it just fell off?"

Last night I noticed he was picking at the wart, and he said it didn't hurt to do that, which was a new thing.  So he picked at it for a few minutes, and then he pulled the whole thing off!  Not just the top of it, but down to the root!  That sucker shriveled up and came off! 

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." Psalm 18:21

I don't know about you, but I know I have a few more things in my life and family that I need to start cursing or blessing!