Our Words Matter
A while back we saw an experiment one of our friends did with her teenagers. This experiment was with rice and words. Yep, you read it right...RICE and WORDS! Although we respect and trust what she said thoroughly, we wanted to try it ourselves. And, we did!
We cooked one cup of rice, divided it into two 1/2 cups of rice. We placed each 1/2 cup of rice in two small identical glass container with airtight lids (small mason jars). We then placed a label on one lid with POSITIVE WORDS and another label on the other jar with NEGATIVE WORDS (see image above). We placed the jars in two separate rooms of our home so they were far removed from each other.
As CRAZY as it may sound, we SPOKE "POSITIVE and NEGATIVE WORDS" to the jars of rice for two straight weeks. Every day one of us would speak to the jars of rice. What we witnessed was nothing short of astonishing.
Our experiment started on January 22, 2019. Prior to the end of the two weeks, the rice which heard only "NEGATIVE WORDS" was changing its color from white to a light orange/brown color. The rice hearing the "POSITIVE WORDS" remained white as snow! It was very interesting to observe the differences..
As we write this article, it is now June 20, 2019 (almost 5 months to the day) and the two jars of rice remain DIFFERENT in coloring. Although we have stopped speaking to the rice jars, the affects of "NEGATIVE and POSITIVE WORDS" remains distinctly different.
Look at the pictures yourself and you decide if there is indeed a difference. Better yet, we encourage each of you to try this experiment yourself. This is a tremendous teaching tool for children and adults alike. Just imagine...if our words affect rice in this manner, what affect are our words having on another's heart?
On January 22, 2019, the rice on the left had POSITIVE WORDS spoken to it daily for 2 full weeks, and the rice on the right had NEGATIVE WORDS spoken to it daily for 2 full weeks.
NEVER underestimate the POWER of YOUR WORDS! God SPOKE the world into existence and there was MUCH POWER in those WORDS! We are created in His image and there is POWER in our WORDS!
Proverbs 18:21 states "Death and life are in the power of the tongue."
We all need to be mindful of what POWER we are putting out when we open our mouths. Are we creating LIFE or are we creating DEATH? All right the challenge is on...cook that rice and start speaking! We want to hear your experience and see your photos.