I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, and that you were able to enjoy all the good food and fellowship, with your friends and family. I also hope that at some point in your busy day, you took the time to thank The One that made it all possible. And if you don’t know Him, I pray that you will soon.
Today I want to talk about a power that we all have, in fact it’s a God given power. Remember the old superhero cartoons where they could hold up building with their super strength, or tear them down with one swoop of their muscular arms? Well, we have something kinda close to that, it’s not in our muscles though, it’s in another part of our bodies.Where is it? Right under your nose (and above your chin)!
Our mouths can nourish us, get us into (and sometimes out of) trouble, and communicate to others how we’re feeling at the moment. But it can also build and tear down…..other people. We humans are a fragile lot, even though we don’t like to admit it, we can be easily hurt or even broken. A lot of misunderstandings, heartaches, and other unnecessary problems began simply because of something negative that was said.
So these next few days while your kids are home for Christmas break, and you’re on vacation from the office, try using this power in a good way. Be creative about it, try new ways to encourage your family and the people around you. If your teenager doesn’t want to talk, don’t push it, just simply say something like ” I really enjoyed the DVD you got me for Christmas. It’s A Wonderful Life is my favorite movie, thank you for remembering” and leave it at that.
Remember every day, that even the Bible says “life and death are in the power of the tongue” (James ), and it would be a better idea to build people up, rather then tear them down, they get enough of that every where else. Words are powerful, use them wisely.