Words. Lift Up or Let Down
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Words. Tongue. Say. Tell. Every word matters. We will either lift up or let down ourselves or someone else.
That made me think—deeply—about what matters to me and how my words impact others AND myself. So I decided to focus on the good stuff…the GOD stuff.
May this exercise be a blessing to you. It sure helps me when I remember the impact of my words. I want to lift up not let down…
My husband, my son, my parents, my family, my friends, folks I don’t even know yet as they hear my words spoken to others. WOW. Check point God.
Tell me about:
Your greatest victories
Your biggest fears
Your highest hopes
Your deepest regrets
Your biggest dream
The thing you dread most
What inspires you?
What makes you come or a screeching halt? Or even just slows your momentum down?
How did you feel after each statement? Lifted up or let down? Which do you prefer? Yep, me too! Lift me up, girlfriend…
May your dreams, desires, hopes and victories:
-be the things you do
-be your contribution to humanity
-be your contribution to society
-be fueled by a desire to make a difference
-become your greatest victories, highest hopes, biggest dreams
-be the legacy you were created to leave for your children’s children…and for His kingdom
Numbers 6:22-27 (NIV) The Priestly Blessing
22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 “‘“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’
27 “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
1 Peter 4:11 (NIV) If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you, Jesus. May we honor You with our words. Each and every day. I want to lift Your name higher and higher. May I not let You down. In Jesus name. Amen