Friday, June 22, 2018

A Good Word

Submitted by Lara Cook
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.  Proverbs 16:24

Obviously, we humans have a hard time with our mouths evidenced by the thousands of self-help books written about the words we speak.  God gave us some good advice also in the many scriptures about the power of the tongue.  We study a lot about controlling our tongues and not saying things we shouldn’t.  We need to focus more on the things we should say. 
Sometimes a good word changes everything.  A kind word of affirmation can actually change a person’s whole day.  God does lay people and words on our hearts that are meant to be shared, and if that happens, then the chances are very good that the person needs a good word. Many times, I have had people tell me they prayed for me that very morning, or they have been thinking about me, and it comes at a time when I need some extra prayer or affirmation. We don’t always act on these prodding’s because we are so wrapped up in our busy worlds.  If the Lord lays someone on your heart, don’t ignore it.  
Like the verse above says, gracious words are like sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.  Healing, sweet, and so needed in this world today.  There are not enough gracious words being said. Somebody you know, someone you may come in contact with today, someone needs the sweetness and healing you can provide.  Someone needs a gracious word from you today.  
Scripture to Claim:
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.  Proverbs 25:11

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