By Anita Mondragon

My son Joel and I were talking about some things this morning….  He was up at 6:15! UGGG!  He was in the mood to talk-so I listened. 

 He asked if I would be alive to see my great, great grand babies.  I said I really didn’t think so since I’m already a senior.  

He then said that he probably wouldn’t get very old…that he would most likely die of Cancer.  I was shocked!

We then went into a huge conversation about the power of words.  I reminded him that God made the worlds and everything in them with His words.  He spoke and things came into being.

That led into a discussion about the “Big Bang” theory.  Joel asked if I believed in that theory.  I said that as a matter of fact I did.  His eyes got real big and he said, “Really mom?”  I said, “Yep!  I believe that God said, ‘Let there be light…’ and BANG!!!! (I clapped my hands together real loud!)   …there was light!”  He laughed and said…”Good one mom!” LOL!

But seriously folks…there is power in our words.  When we say we are stupid, or ugly, or worthless, unloved,…or any other adjective you want to put in there that is degrading, we open a door for those things to become real in our lives.  I also believe that when we declare and agree with the enemy that we are sick…we give the devil an open door to come in and make those things come to pass.

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. -Proverbs 21:23

Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. -Psalm 141:3

I remember one time before I retired, I was sitting in the break room and all of us ladies got into a discussion about annual check- up’s. 

Most of you that really know me well, know that I only go to the Doctor if I’m so sick, I’m crying.  Now, I agree that this is probably not a wise decision on my part, I won’t argue that point; but I’m just not crazy about running to the Doctor for every little thing.  Anyway…back to the ladies in the break room…

One of my co-workers overheard me telling another co-worker that I had not been to the Doctor for a check -up since my last son was born.  He was twelve at the time.  She said, “Oh my goodness!  You need to make an appointment right away!  You might have Cancer and not even know it!”

My response to her was simple…”Don’t curse me with that!”

She meant well…and I understand that, but I wanted to make sure that if her words opened a door to the enemy to come in and do his worst,  that I was going to slam it in his face before he entered into my mind and heart!

Here are a few more verses for you to study regarding this subject.

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue.


John 1:1-51 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.


Genesis 1:1 -In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.


Joel 3:10 – let the weak say, I am strong


Anita Mondragon

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