We have all heard the saying, “Actions speak louder than words.” This statement carries a lot of truth behind it, however words carry a significant weight as well. Consider these thoughts:
1) Words spoke the universe into existence (Genesis 1).
2) Words enable someone to become a Christian (Romans 10:17).
3) Words help a Christian to move forward when they sin (James 5:16).
4) Words help to correct us when we do wrong (Matthew 18:15-17).
5) Words encourage those who are weak (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
There are several points that we could make about the power words have. What are some other ways in which words affect the life of a Christian? We have the ability to bring a moment of happiness to those around us by the words we say. Let us strive to use words that are pure, encouraging, truthful, and humble. By this people will know how much you care about them.
Several people have left a significant impact on my life by the things that they have said, especially in those moments when I have needed encouragement. Also, in the mountaintop high moments of my life, people have always been there to congratulate me. There are no words that I could use to express how thankful I am to those who have encouraged or congratulated me in my life so far. I want to say thank you to everyone who recently wished me a happy birthday and to all those who supported me during my time in preaching school. Here are just a few of the many I am thankful for:
Members of Bearwallow Road church of Christ.
Members of Lehman Avenue church of Christ.
Members of Corinth church of Christ.
Members of Lenoir City church of Christ.
Members of Washington Avenue church of Christ.
Members of Willow Avenue church of Christ.
Members of Tompkinsville church of Christ
Mike and Brenda Brown
There are so many others that I could list in my simple note of thanks list, but it would take too long. If you are reading this, ask yourself this question, “Who has helped me to get to where I am today?” When you develop your list, let them know how thankful you are for them. You will not only feel good, but more importantly you will be a shining light to the one you are thankful for.