The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:4)Β 

Every time I say something negative I feel a kick from the Holy Spirit. The Spirit tells me to watch my words and my heart. Even though people can be crazy nut bags or a back stabbing piece of $#@!, doesn’t mean you need to call them that. Just because a situation seems hopeless, doesn’t mean you should speak death upon it. Speak life into people and situations with uplifting words. Blessings have a way of counteracting negative people and situations. Let’s uplift, love, and bless with our words. Let’s have hope! Bless, don’t curse! (Proverbs 15:1, James 3:5-12, James 4:11-12, Ephesians 4:29-32)


15 thoughts on “Bless

  1. Keep our speech sweet…the tongue is such a small part of the body yet it can do a great deal of harm…

    Some very great words to always keep in mind!

    Steve Pejay

    • My mom gave me the nickname “Sassy” when I was a teenager because of my slick mouth. I am learning to allow God to step in and transform salty words and attitudes into sweet goodness.

      • I would love to be able to call you “Sassy,” but not for the same reasons! I feel a “vim and vigor” thing about you, it’s a vibe of sorts, feisty and fiery!

        And as for those “salty words,” I even have a problem with them at times. That was James’ point in his letter…

        “…but no human can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil…”

        However, we had better “darn well” try to keep it in check!

        Have a super day in His love and grace, Shannon!

        Steve πŸ™‚

      • I will have a nice weekend if the Lord allows, and you do the same, Sassy!

        We’ll talk next week…
        Steve πŸ™‚

  2. Seriously, I’m teary-eyed. Your work always strikes a chord, this was a gut punch though. Something I’m struggling with as i make life adjustments in a not so eloquent way. I get that same holy spirit kick….Thank you so much for a beautiful way to remember God’s truth about using words to heal and bless, not destroy. You’re a treasure!

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