Speak Life

Our words carry power. They have the power to usher in life or the power to bring about death.

There are days that I live in this and get this right. I breathe life into my kids. I build up my wife. I am life-giving to my friends.

Then there are times that I take this truth for granted. I run down my kids. I forget how fragile their hearts are. I throw darts at Trisha with my words. I spray venom with the words I say to my friends.

Our words matter. Our words have weight. Our words create or our words tear down.

I see it in the face of my kids. I see it as I talk to my wife. I feel it as I am on the receiving end of potent words. I usually notice this truth after it is too late.

Why are we so careless with our words?

We often we forget their power…we take for granted their influence…we overlook their potential. We encounter so many words and we say so many words we don’t realize how critical they can be in the lives and hearts of those we love most.

Words carry life:

I love you

I’m proud of you

I believe in you

I choose you

I forgive you

I’m sorry

You are special

You look beautiful

Thank you

I see potential in you

I appreciate you

You have what it takes

Maybe it is a friend; maybe it’s your wife; maybe it’s your kids; maybe a parent or a sibling…

Who needs you to breath life into their soul today with your words?

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21

It won’t take much time, and it won’t cost you any money. But the moment you’ll create will be priceless.

Will you breath life into those you love the most?

3 Responses to Speak Life

  1. David Gooding

    Your ministry is greatly needed. Thank you.

  2. diane1230

    this is absolutely true. thanks for the reminder!

  3. So true! It’s easy to assume that the people who matter most to us already know that we value, admire, and appreciate them. And a lot of the time they do know it, but hearing the reaffirmation of those words has a powerful way of strengthening relationship.
    Thanks for the reminder. I’m going to apply it right now!