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Friday, November 06, 2009


I have a love hate thing going on with words. From what I’ve noticed as a teacher, a church leader, and even in my home, lots of folks feel the same way.

We love words when we’re understood and hate it when we’re not.

We love crafting the right response to a sticky subject, sharing a word fitly spoken, and cheering up a friend. But at the same time, we hate when those things we call words fail us.

Aren’t you glad we can pray without words? (Romans 8:26)

This weekend, and into the holiday season, I encourage you to listen closely to your words. Are they saying what you want them to say?

Or are they getting you into trouble?

Either way, God is there with infinite patience and understanding and wisdom to help. After all, He spoke the world into being and is called the Author of our faith.

Talk to Him. If necessary, use words.


Love2beMom said...

I like this post. :o) I have found many times while talking to God that words just fail me. I love that I can just be still and He knows my heart without me having to say a word.

Sheila Deeth said...

Lovely post. I do indeed love words, and yet they do, so often, fail us. Thank you for reminder to watch my words and trust God's.

Amy Wallace said...

I'm so glad this post encouraged you all! Thanks for using your words to return the gift.

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