Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Impart Grace

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

I want you to do something today. Before you speak, ask yourself: Is what I’m about to say helpful in making others become stronger? Try it and see what happens. Perhaps you’ll choose to use different words or say things differently. Your words have the ability to build up or tear down. Your words can make a person stronger. 

Your words can be like food to a starving person. They can be like water to someone dying of thirst. You wouldn’t withhold food or water from someone in that condition, would you? Of course not! Well, your words can be the same—food and water to their hearts.

Encourage the discouraged. Affirm the downtrodden. Help the hurting. Choose your words carefully, words that encourage and edify. Believe in them just as God, in Christ, believes in you.

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. Ephesians 4:29

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