|Our words have more power than we could ever possibly imagine, and it is those exact same words that we can use to bring not only a great amount of praise to God, but also dramatic shifts in our lives for the better. Proverbs 16:24 states that “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones,” meaning that the words we use to describe, to discuss, and to communicate are the exact same words we should be using to spread the joy and blessings of the Lord.
The story I shared with you illustrates the power of a spoken blessing. This 7-year old boy, who should be living in awe and wonder of the world around him, was instead struggling with the burdens of depression and anxiety. His parents were desperate for help, until God spoke to them, and instructed them to speak the blessing over him, and before they knew it, their son had regained his confidence and found joy.
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “ life and death is in the tongue.” So speak Life! Find opportunities every day to bless those in your life and wake up every morning reminding yourself of God’s blessings and promises. There is nothing the Lord, loves more, than knowing that His children are at peace with the world around them and the world within.
Praise God in everything. Use your words to build a sanctuary for peace, and spread the love of Jesus to every ear, every mind, and every heart!