Happy Sunday everyone! I am the hostess for this week's challenge, and I chose Proverbs 10:20-21 for this week's Scripture.
the heart of the wicked is worth little.
The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of understanding."
Create a card or project that encourages and use a touch of silver
Have you ever known someone who struggles in the area of “holding their tongue”? Well, I have, and it was a woman I loved very much, but she was a critical perfectionist who just felt compelled to verbalize her disappointment about just about everything. I saw the pain it caused her family relationships, the poor self esteem it caused her son, and even the unhappiness it left in her after she had vented every word! I vowed that I did NOT want to carry on that “tradition”!
Have you ever REALLY thought about the power God has given us through our words? Prov. 18:21 says “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit”.
It is truly amazing to think how powerful our words are! God put that power in us for a reason. Although we often misuse it, allowing our words to be a source of great pain to those around us, God wants us to use our words to encourage, enlighten and bring healing others! Prov. 12:18 “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”
What are some ways we can use our tongue to encourage and bring healing? There are so many ways. Is. 50:4 says “The Lord has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary”. Our life experiences and the wisdom we’ve gained are not to be kept locked up for only our own use, but are to be shared with others going through difficult times. Simply sharing the truth of the Gospel is another way, for we know that true healing can only come through Jesus’ shed blood! Paul says in Rom 10:14 “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” Certainly sharing God’s Word is one of the greatest ways we can use our words wisely! Paul admonishes older women to encourage and teach younger women in how they should be faithful to God in their family life. Sometimes simply coming alongside someone who is struggling and instead of criticizing, just offering words of positive encouragement or advice is what is needed. Sometimes, just letting someone know you are there for them, praying for them, willing to listen and comfort them is the best way to be an encourager.
With the thought of just how powerful our words can be, let’s ask God to show us ways to be an encourager!My card info:
We thank them for their generosity! Wish I could play!! :)
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (on leave)
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Children's cards, Shelly's Images -Anything goes, Some Odd Girl Make a scene, Stampin' B's -Make a Spring scene card, Do You Stack Up? -Celery, white, sea glass, Crafts and Me - #35 Anything goes, Optional Kraft, Creative Belli - 2W - 2nd W - #117 Anything starting with S (sentiment), Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly, Divas by Design - #2 For the Girls , House That Stamps Built - Paper Piecing (my whole scene is paper pieced), Penny's Paper-Crafty - #53 Anything Goes, Stampavie and More - #142 Summer, Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - Summer Fun, Truly Scrumptious - #57 Anything Goes, Clear It Out! - Projects using Colouring Mediums (Copics), Flourishes - #118 Inspired by Spring,Top Tip Tuesday - #34 Any Project For A Child, Simply Scrapping Crafts - COLOUR, Craft Your Passion - Cutie Patooties, Happileigh Scrappin - Stitching, Make it Monday - Always anything goes, BasicGrey - #44 Use a Mix of BG products, n
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