Words Give Life

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Daily Reading: Leviticus 24:1-25:46, Mark 10:13-31, Psalm 44:9-26, Proverbs 10:20-21

Daily Verse: “The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.” Prov. 10:21

Words give life.

We control what comes out of; our mouths; though I often fail, I try to say uplifting and always encouraging words. As a coach, I learned that students remember 80% of what I say, but I only remember 20% of my words. And so, uplifting and encouraging became a rule I try to follow in my life.

“I just want you to know; you look beautiful. Your glasses, your hair, they look great,” I said to the owner of the Mexican restaurant. Immediately, her demeanor changed, her shoulders lifted, and a smile illuminated her face as she thanked me for the compliment.

Having worked my way through college in restaurants, I knew the telltale face of a tired owner. And I spoke the truth in love to her, giving her renewed energy. All the full tables around us benefited from her beaming smile.

Help people blossom by encouraging them on the journey. Start a revolution of kindness, one uplifting word at a time. Give life with your words.

Lord, forgive us for our unkind words. Help us speak uplifting and always encouraging words. Let Christ’s love for people come through in our language, giving them life, as Jesus did us. IJNIP. Amen

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