Affirming words from moms & dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life, & it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities. ~Gary Smalley & John Trent
That's what we must always remember. No matter how frustrated or angry we become...kids are kids & they will act like kids.
Oh, friend, we should never be stingy when it comes to speaking good words to children, but rather sow them profusely. Scatter compliments! Plant affirmation! Sow courage! Water with kindness! Fertilize with prayer!
Give your hubby your BEST.............BEST stands for Bless, Edify, Share & Touch
Learn to greet your friends with a smile. They carry too many frowns in their own hearts to be bothered with yours.
If we feel that we must use our words to exhort or correct a friend, we should be keenly aware that there are most likely areas in our own lives that need correcting as well.
We have the power in our words to make people thirsty to know Christ. It doesn't necessarily come through preaching. It comes through loving, listening & learning.
Mark 11:24- Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, & it will be yours.
Many ancient shields had brackets attached to the sides. These brackets were a type of latch that soldiers could use to lock during battle. When the shields were locked together, the soldiers moved as one force, forming a barricade against the enemy. Alone, the shield was a small defense. Together, they formed a human wall. Do you see the significance? When we lock arms in prayer with others, we are locking our shields together & forming a powerfully strong fortress of defense.
Lord, make my words gracious & tender, for tomorrow I may have to eat them!
Meekness isn't weakness....it's power under control!
Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.~Psalm 141:3
**Taken from 'The Power of a Woman's Words' by Sharon Jaynes