Last night I had the privilege of reading a piece that a friend had written. It was a beautiful story of God’s grace, power and work in her life. It got me thinking. I wish more people would tell their story. Sure there are over 152,000,000 blogs* you could read. But, what about your story. Everyone has one. What’s your’s? Have you written it out?
A picture is worth a thousand words or so it has been said but, what if the viewer reads a thousand words that you weren’t saying? I love pictures don’t get me wrong but, we have the power to place a few choice words in the right spots that God can then use to transform lives, spur people to action, encourage the down-trodden and so much more. There is power in the words we use. Choose them wisely. Words matter whether they are spoken or written.
Bible Verses to ponder:
I Peter 3:15-16 “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect keeping a clear conscience, that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”
Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
Proverbs 10:19-21 “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment,”
What Christ said about his words:
Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”