Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Some find it much easier to speak in the language of pessimismeze. Such friends simply aren't thinking or they would realize it is much easier and more impacting to vocalize the language of optimisticeze. The latter is the one for believers.

When we distribute the seed-words of hope and love and assurance, life breaks out. We may never go on a mission trip to China or Russia. But when we plant the seed-thought of approval into the hearts of our colleagues day in and day out, inspiration circles the globe for those whose fields received the cheer implant will likely pass it on.

Yes, our funds are important for Mexico and our service is vital in the food pantries. Yet I find our words bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit when we speak two things well; our faith in God and the obvious fact that we also believe in people.

Sometimes people aren't performing at their peak because they have been filled with information since preschool; yet they have not received the confidence to be themselves. We carry the torch by saying in faitheze those things that fill ears with the grace to become.

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Why do I feel so strongly about this? It is because I have had incredible men and women speak in tongues of encouragement for decades. I once listened to the naysayers; but the spiritual cheerleaders are clearly God's voices for us plain people.

Watch your language for both kinds produce. Your tongue will negatively set a forest on fire or else it will fan the flames of hope and joy and life!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good one, as always. j