Verbal Nutrients

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Proverbs 18:21 NLT

Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. Proverbs 16:24 NLT

Then God said…Genesis 1

Encouraging words are like verbal nutrients to the soul. Just like you take supplements to build up your body, encouraging words build up your soul. And not only your soul but the souls of others.

Our words have a precise impact on our relationships.

Words have the power to create peace, or they can lead to hopelessness.

Kind words strengthen your relationships.

Compliments build up your relationships.

Affectionate words create security in your relationships.

Soft words deflect anger, while harsh words make tempers flare. Proverbs 15:1

How would your relationships change if your words changed? What would your home, marriage, parenting, workplace, or relationships look like if you used your words to create peace? What if your words were kind, and you freely gave out compliments and used words to show affection, and they were not harsh?

People would love to be around a person like that. I would!

This is definitely something I’ve had to work on. I grew up thinking that if you gave out too many compliments, it would make people arrogant. I think it is really the opposite. Some of the most arrogant people I know are really seeking attention and want somebody to compliment them and notice them.

God spoke, and the world was created. He opened His mouth and created light, and with it, all of the laws of electricity. From that...the light bulb! How powerful is that?

God’s Words have a power we can’t even begin to understand. His words not only create in the moment but continue to create through time.

Like Adam and Eve, we are created in the image of God. So that means God gave us His language also. Let that sink in for a minute. I have the language of God. If it is God’s language, how powerful is that?

Therefore we have the power to create our world with our words, and the effect of our words will far outlive us.

What are your words creating, and what will they produce 100 years from now.

Words define our actions and expose our thoughts.

“A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 44 A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. 45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. Luke 6:43-45 NLT

What you say flows from what is in your heart.

What are you creating today? Ask the Holy Spirit to work in your heart so that you will produce words that will create a beautiful world for you, your relationships, and the generations coming after you.

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