God used words to give me life. ME. "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:26-27).
The very same words that God used to make the earth revolve around the sun has inspired us. Words have a special purpose in our world. Yes, they can hurt people; but, they can also bring us joy and encouragement. These words have inspired us to write. To write stories and poems from our imagination. The spoken word inspires us to get something done, or fight against something. A powerful sermon inspires us to come closer to God, or change something in a certain area of our lives. God can use words to touch those around us. That leads me to words that encourage.
A few simple words can encourage someone to make it through a rough day. Words can bring hope and encouragement. "Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them." (Ephesians 4:29) One of my favorite phrases that lifts me up is "I am praying for you". I believe that someone really cares about me when they say this to me.
I have a challenge for you this week. *drumroll* Find someone that needs encouragement and tell them that you care about them. Whether is a phone-call or a letter, use words to reach out to them.