Five Minute Friday – Impactful Words

Prov 18-21

Why your words matter…what a powerful and thought provoking idea.

Immediately it brings to mind memories, both good and bad, of words spoken by me and others.

Words that…

Sting
Hurt
Crush the spirit
Kill
Teardown
Injure
Cut
Are Harsh
Graceless
Bitter
Wrath-filled
Rage
Destroy
Steal
Unforgiving

Words that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Words of life
and death
Good
and evil

Words that…

Encourage
Build up
Heal
Strengthen
Tender
Grace filled
Hope
Thankful
Gratitude
Peace
Joy
Forgiveness
Life giving

Christ centered words
Other centered words
Self-centered words

Words I should never have said
Words I wished I had never heard

Words I regret
Words I wished I had said

Words that can’t be taken back
Words that can never be said

Timely words
Timeless words

Truth
Lies

Opportune time
The wrong time

Words that reveal the darkness of soul without Christ

Words that reveal the transforming work of Christ in our lives

Words that honor and glorify God
Words that bring reproach from unbelievers

Even now, 40 years later, I can still remember words I wish I had never heard.  Words that impacted me for life.  I also remember the words of those who sow life giving, timeless truth from God’s word into my life.

What words will I choose today?  I need to remember that words really do matter.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21

It’s another Saturday morn and I wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge.  Head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

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