Words of Strength

The love you have shown to God’s people has refreshed them.”
Philemon 7

When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need – words that
will help others become stronger” (Ephesians 4:29).  Before you speak, ask: Will
what I’m about to say help others become stronger?  You have the ability, with
your words to make a person stronger.  Your words are to their soul what a vitamin is
to their body.  If you had food and saw someone starving, would you not share it?  If
you had water and saw someone dying of thirst, would you not give it?  Of course you would.
Then won’t you do the same for their hearts?  Your words are food and water!

Do not withhold encouragement from the discouraged.

Do not keep affirmation from the beaten down!

Speak words that make people stronger.  Believe in them as God has believed in you.

By Max Lucado
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