My kids have a term for all the words around our home… Words on the walls, words on pillows, words in a frame … Words everywhere, they call it
As with the other blog posts I’ve written, the Lord just highlights something in my home and unfolds His truth through them…I’m guessing much like the parables Jesus taught with. He created me and knows full well that I am a visual learner.
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Words kill, words GIVE LIFE;
they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”
This small verse is a powerful two sided coin. On the one hand, we are given a warning that the hurtful and negative things that come out of our mouths can indeed cause us and others destruction. The flip side of this coin is what I’m led to focus on…the words that GIVE LIFE!
I’m not sure we realize the power we have available to us! I’m talking about the power we have in our every day conversations…
Power to heal a hurting heart,
Power to turn a tear into a laugh,
Power to bring hope to the hopeless,
Power to replace lies with truth,
Power to encourage the downtrodden,
Power to speak peace to the storm,
Power to pull someone out of the pit,
Power to turn a frown upside down,
Power to offer acceptance instead of judgement,
Power to change the course of someone’s life…
Speaking words of life doesn’t cost us a thing! Let’s be generous with our compliments, generous with our encouragement, generous with our “likes” on social media, generous with our smiles, generous with our wisdom and above all …generous with the good news of Jesus!
You are a house for the spirit of God, what does your “House Graffiti” say? A question I need to put before my heart everyday.