Sometimes we feel this stirring inside of us. We can’t explain it. We can’t say why we feel it. It’s an overwhelming sense of the Holy Spirit guiding us, urging us to pray for others and to build them up in Christ. The tongue is sharper than any two edged sword. All too often we speak behind other people’s backs, spread viscous gossip and unkind words. Our words have the power to destroy lives, destroy reputations and destroy spirits. Why is it that in society we seek to put others down, to make them feel less than what they are. We are all special and beautiful. God loved us before we were conceived. He knitted us together in our Mother’s wombs. He knows every detail about us, from the numbers of the hairs on our heads to our hearts desires. He wants us to be close to Him and to walk daily in fellowship with Him. So when we speak ill of others, we speak ill of God. Instead of using our words to destroy, we should use them to create. Speak words of love, kindness, compassion, healing, understanding. We should use our words to encourage others and to help give them the courage to go on. So many are fighting silent battles that they may express it in outwardly in a destructive manner. To those people, we need to let the light of God shine through us so they can step out of the darkness. We need to be that living example of Christ’s love. That selfless, unconditional love. We all struggle be it with depression, addiction, anger or self doubt. The point is we all struggle, but we can hold fast to the knowledge that God is always with us. Even during the darkest of times, He is always there with his firm guiding hand of love.


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