As a woman…
As a speaker…
As a writer…
My words have power.
Nothing in my life has brought me greater joy than spoken or written words.
Nothing in my life has caused me more pain and heartache than spoken or written words.
I love words. The ability to express oneself well, is truly a gift. I know many who have this gift and use it well. I also know many who have this gift and use it in ways that brings division and strife because their opinions are not covered in the love and the grace of Christ.
The enemy of our souls is the father of lies. He whispers words of offense and words of division. He tells us that we will never be enough. He tells us that since they don’t believe the same, we should not love. He drives us to put down others and to inflate ourselves. Our ideas. Our opinions. Our truth.
The power of words.
We live in a culture where words abound. Every day, we are bombarded by opinions, articles and speeches. When I wanted to start a blog, I went online, looked at a few YouTube videos, and started my first online site with blogger. It took me an entire hour to create my own little corner of the world so I could share my thoughts and opinions. No one asked me for my credentials or education. No one asked if I could spell (Thank goodness!) or if I knew how to type. The best part, it was free! All I needed was a computer and a large cup of coffee…emphasis on the coffee!
We live in spectacular times and our words do matter.
My desire and my passion is for the Lord to use my words to bring life to those around me. I want people to know that when they are with me, they matter. Truly…I want to be known for being a woman who intentionally uses words to encourage others. I am a cheerleader at heart (minus the jumps and back handsprings).
You don’t have to look far to find someone willing to tell you your faults or shortcomings. You don’t have to search long to find someone willing to put you down or in your place. To find a woman who is willing to join you on your journey of life and is committed to speak encouragement to your heart…is a gift.
I pray that we would be women willing to be intentional with our words; intentional with our loved ones, our friends, and to strangers. I pray that the light of Christ would shine so brightly that people would be drawn to us and that we would recognize their pain and their heartache and speak life to their souls.
Because our tongue has the power of life and death and God has entrusted us with the gift of intentional words, both spoken and written, that bring life.
Living Completely Undone
I am a girl passionately in love with Jesus, my husband, and my children. I am forever learning how to live a life completely undone for my God. This blog is about my journey and a few funny stories in between.