Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Gracious words are beautiful words! Gracious words flow like a fountain out of lips that are thoughtful, kind, wise, loving and good. In the book of Nehemiah in the Bible, the Word speaks of a kind of patience that God had (and still has) with people who would not listen to HIM. Even though, they did not listen, God did not forsake them because the Word says...."For you are God, gracious and merciful." Nehemiah 9:31 Merciful and gracious words are able to spill out of lips graciously because God is able to change a person's words into a sweet aroma that can fill a room! He has given us beautiful words to follow and live by. Everyday HE IS ABLE to pour into our lives living words of TRUTH that can penetrate....... even the not so soft places in our hearts.
We all love to hear words that lift up and encourage! Encouragement is a gift and the person whose heart is filled with it cannot help but let it spill out.... blessing whoever walks into their world! God is gracious in placing these people everywhere! Recently, my husband and I had the honor of attending a beautiful wedding for a friend's daughter. Truly the entire wedding was a blessing for me because I love my friend so much and to see her happy for her daughter and the love that I know went into the planning of every single second of the wedding day. Her love was gracious for her daughter and her countenance radiated with joy. Love spilled out of her lips for everyone who attended!
As I was thinking about that special day, I thought about how everyday, gracious and loving words should spill out of our lips for others. Sort of like a fountain that spills water out so beautifully that we stand in awe! We remember the sight (or sound) over and over again. Beautiful words have a way of lingering long after they are spoken.....like the first, I love you! Remember when you first heard those words.
Our days are filled with many things. Many things that are necessary to do such as preparing meals, cleaning our homes, working at our jobs, running errands, paying bills, etc. but the day is better and the burdens of the day are lighter when we spend time on what matters. The time we spend with God. May I encourage you today to fill your heart with what truly matters! The value of filling your life with spiritual truths is to reach the highest human potential, to have abundant life. For us there is a promise if we do and it is to "Rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ!" I Peter 1:13 HE has a great and gracious day planned just for YOU! Enjoy!