We are created to be in community with one another! God encourages us to make friends, establish relationships and show love and kindness to others. There are many ways that we can love people such as by giving gifts, spending time with one another, sharing laughter, and providing support during times of trouble, but we can also speak into each other’s lives.
When was the last time you gave someone an encouraging word or prayed for them right on the spot after hearing their worries and concerns? As Christians, we are called to speak into each other’s lives and provide words of affirmation and hope, no matter if they are struggling with aspects of their lives or are just looking for a moment of kindness.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
The power of words can be seen throughout the Bible as, through words, lives were restored, miracles were performed, and forgiveness was given! God works through our words, making every word that we speak so incredibly important to Him and to others. Through speaking into each other’s lives, we are speaking words that are filled with the power of God! With God’s power behind each word that we speak, we can greatly impact people’s lives no matter what they are facing. How amazing is that? With God standing behind our words, we can welcome him into all that we do and help spread His goodness in every conversation that we have.
We are called to be a light to the world, which is incredible as light was the first thing that God spoke into existence. Let’s continue to provide words of love, encouragement, hope, and peace, and shine His light through all that we do!