We just finished up a beautiful month of loving our neighbors. If you missed it, we have a free downloadable calendar from February that shared one idea each day for loving those around us. Yet, it doesn’t have to be February to do any of these ideas! You can grab the calendar at any time and use those ideas at any time.
As we begin to approach Spring, we have some ideas that we will move forward with for our Simply Go! initiative. We will share resources, new challenges, and encouraging blog articles about being missional in your everyday life. And that brings me to the topic I wanted to share today: our words.
Our words matter in the world. We are representing Christ in each moment of our lives. So how are you using your words today as an ambassador of Christ?
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. Ephesians 4:29 NIV
In a world that is filled with negative words, derogatory words, divisive words, and hurtful words, we have an opportunity to show Jesus in our words.
What we don’t say matters
When we don’t join in with the rhetoric and we don’t share every negative news story or commentary, it actually speaks volumes. When our “agenda” isn’t to tear down the other side, but to simply share the good, it matters. When our words come from a place of love, it is impossible to speak ugly. We will be noticed for what we don’t say. There is enough of the negative to go around, let’s share the positive.
What we do say matters
When our words speak life, edify, and most importantly are spoken from a place of love, it will be noticed. Our words of love will stand out in a world that is filled with division. We are to ultimately want to show Jesus to others and we won’t do that with ugly words.
So remember today, your words matter. They are a reflection of your own walk with the Lord. Use them well. Shine His Light. And all for His glory.
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