Today I just want you to know that you are loved! You are worthy, and you matter! You were created on purpose and with a purpose! You are unique and perfect just the way you are! You have significance and you make a difference. You were created on purpose by the Creator Himself! You truly are complex and wonderfully made!
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is MARVELOUS- how well I know it.” Psalm 139:14
Words are encouraging and build us up. They can turn the bluest of days rosey!
They can take a downcast spirit and perk it up! They can remove a discouraged attitude and replace it with hope! Words can even improve our physical well-being!
WORDS ARE POWERFUL!
“Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing! Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed!” Proverbs 12:18-19
As we begin a new month and end our series on ‘focusing on the “small” things in life to find joy’, I believe the smallest and most powerful way to find joy and bring it to others is through our WORDS!
It costs us absolutely nothing to pay someone a compliment!
How great does it make you feel when someone calls you by name? Then adds a compliment to it?
“Lisa, what you shared today really spoke to my heart.”
“Lisa, I love you in that color! It looks so good on you.”
“Lisa, You are doing an excellent job, we appreciate you.”
Insert your name into any of the above comments and imagine someone saying them to you. Feel the encouragement and uplifting of your spirit. Then, imagine yourself filling in the blank with someone else’s name that you know. Feel the love and encouragement you are bringing to them!
This is our calling friends! To bring the love and encouragement of Jesus into each other’s lives. All it takes is a few “small” words! When we do this we are following the words of scripture when they say,
“Encourage one another daily as long as it is called today.” Hebrews 3:13
Remember, their is no spiritual gift of DISCOURAGEMENT. Let’s encourage one another daily because all we really have is TODAY!
THE ENCOURAGING WORDS WE SAY BUILD EACH OTHER UP AND BRING HEALING!
Speak Truth Love