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3.13.19 – Words

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

Have you ever thought about someone and just felt so incredibly thankful for that person? The impact they’ve made upon your life? And so much just welled up inside of you with so much gratefulness for that person. Something about that thankfulness and gratefulness…it just seemed so powerful, so much so…that you just knew it had to be doing something

Then I started thinking about what often comes from this… words. And how the power of kind words that are spoken or turned into prayers are so incredibly powerful, that we truly cannot even comprehend what all of this does.

Proverbs 16:24 says, “Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”

Proverbs 18:4 “A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook.”

Goodness, how we can all benefit from more kind words. Words spoken to us, and words spoken of us, and words of Truth –truth of what the Lord says, words spoken in prayer for us… for each other.

Have you ever thought of someone and just appreciated them so much, and it just welled up inside of you and you just felt the need to speak out, “Bless this person, Lord. Just give them so much life and encouragement today.” I’m realizing today that this does more than we realize sometimes.

Then there is this…

Proverbs 25:18 says, “Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

Oh my gosh… that’s harsh. But it’s truth. It’s real.

Thank you for this reminder today, Lord. What a reminder that I needed today. I am so excited that our words can do so much, that you give us the ability to take part in doing good with the words that we speak to each other and about each other. Help us and give us more wisdom and understanding. Help us to use our words for good, for Your plan and purpose.

–Heather ?


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