Words matter. Readers crave words. Writers love to play with words. The power of words is truly immeasurable.
We all appreciate words of encouragement especially from family and friends. And yet, sometimes we save our meanest words for the people we love.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)
In the heat of the moment we may forget how kind words encourage and mean words -- wound.
“The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.” Proverbs 16: 23-24 (Amplified)
Our words can be persuasive and powerful. How we use the power connected to our words is our choice.