“So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind “- 1 Thessalonians 5:11
This week, I have been reading the devotional version of “Tongue Pierced With Nelson Searcy” on the YouVersion Bible app. I have come to realize how impactful my words are and how much they can make or break someone’s day. Christ says in Proverbs 18:21 that, “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit-you choose.”
Wow! Just a take a moment to reflect on that verse. Every whisper and every proclamation can either give life or death. That statement alone, makes me think about the power that my words have.
“God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared.”- Genesis 1:3
We all know that God created the earth through his words and although our words are not as powerful as His, world creating words, we still have the power to speak life into each person we encounter. Christ has given us an incredible gift that, when used wisely, will put a smile on someone’s face.
In “Tongue Pierced With Nelson Searcy”, Nelson talks about how each person is wearing an invisible “encourage me” sign. Everybody can use a little encouragement, even the people who look like they are having the best day. What would we look like if we all encouraged each other, imagine how united Christians would be.
I challenge you to do these three simple “Speaking Life-ies” as I like to call them:
one// Write a letter of encouragement to either your principal, boss, co-worker, or teacher.
two//Think before you speak. Spend one day or more, only speaking meaningful things. Try to say things that will help someone or encourage them. After you do this, you will really see how many useless words you say.
three// Ask others about themselves. Remember, not everyone wants to know what you will be doing for Spring Break, even though it’s really exciting, try to take the attention off of you and on to them.
I also encourage you to read the devotional version of “Tongue Pierced With Nelson Searcy” on the YouVersion Bible app, it’s a life changing, deep questioning, kind of devotional that will impact the way you speak and how you view words.
XOXO, Christian Prepster