Words of Encouragement
Recently I have been more and more aware of what our words do. Careless, thoughtless words can cause pain though the intent was never to do so, or a carefully spoken word can encourage a dear friend in Christ. In the midst of conversation it is all too easy to blurt out my opinion, or a causal remark that might bring pain to a hurting heart.
God wants us to encourage
to encourage others toward God given dreams
to encourage others to trust Him even when it looks impossible
to encourage others that we will support them in prayer
to encourage others to refrain from negativity
A couple Bible verses that touch on this are
- I Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
- Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up…
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