Today’s Theme: The Power of Words
Today’s Dare: Dare to Use your Tongue to Bless and Build Others Up
“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” Pro 25:11 “The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry.” The Message
Our words can be beautiful!They are likened to custom jewels, and apples of gold.Today’s dare challenges us to pay attention and take inventory of how I speak to and about others.
Take inventory of how I speak to others? Hmm…. This truly is a dare. Because I can speak kindly to others while with them, but the dare as a woman is, speaking that way when not in their presence.
Be accountable to God for my mouth? Yes. This is a true dare, a “double-dare” for me. I desire, above all things to be conformed into His image. And, part of the walk of faith is to live out faith in the daily practical areas. Practicing faith in how I speak of others is a concept that is Biblical, spiritual and life giving not only to the one I speak kindly of but to me as well.
My prayer has been to love from the center of who I am, and if the center is ugly and negative, then the outflow will not be that of the beauty of Christ. Being accountable for my mouth is to love in a way that impacts the center of me.
Years ago I had a friend who stopped at a mini-mart while on a road trip. Looking for some quick energy she picked up a candy bar, and continued on her way. Without looking at the candy she ripped into the wrapper and sunk her teeth into the chocolate…only to find that in the center were maggots. Yuk.
The chocolate was wrapped right, appeared to be the right thing…but the center was spoiled, rotting with bugs. In the same way, we can look right, appear to be the right-Christian, and be spoiled on the inside of us…rotting away with things unspeakable or with things spoken in private conversations, ugliness can permeate us from the center place.
Today is the day to pay attention to your mouth, your words, your attitude, and the idea that kindness in speech can be a blessing to help in the wholeness and healing of other people.
Take on the Day with Beautiful Words, and Kind Things.
I dare you! 🙂
Living up and Growing!