actions vs words

Actions may speak louder than words
but words can hurt longer than actions.

Heather Palacious @wondherful

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Where are your words leading you to live?

There are only three options when it comes to words:
Destruction
Edification
Fluff

When we use words, they are either used to build people up, tear them down. Just passing time doesn’t really fall into either of these categories, so I will lay them to rest now and stick with the main two purposes of words:

Bless or curse.

Words with purpose find a place to perch in their listener.

Some warm the heart, encourage the soul, build up the hopeless, comfort the lonely, refresh the weary, heal the wound.

Some strike ruthlessly, drawing blood, deepening already open wounds, adding poison to previous hurts. Some knock the stuffing out of you, leaving depression in their wake. Isolating, controlling, lying words that fester as they suck life from your soul.

We are all going to be held accountable for our words and their intent one day.

Will your tongue release life or death?

It is ultimately your choice.

Just keep in mind….

What you speak becomes where you live.

Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

 Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

rest is a weapon quote

“Rest is a weapon that can do damage to the work of the enemy, and it’s a weapon that’s going to do damage to your own inherent negativity. We’ve all grown up with a negative view of ourselves, and what we’re learning in the Kingdom is the view that God has of us and we’re replacing our negativity with that one. I want to think of myself the way God thinks about me!”

Graham Cooke