Kind Words

“Kind words are like honey— they cheer you up and make you feel strong.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:24‬ ‭CEV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/392/pro.16.24.CEV


“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again. The water I give will become in that person a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.””
‭‭John‬ ‭4:13-14‬ ‭CEV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/392/jhn.4.13-14.CEV

4 thoughts on “Kind Words

  1. “Kind words are like honey— they cheer you up and make you feel strong.” I don’t think I have met anybody that don’t like to hear a “kind word.” God’s Word keeps supplying the readers with nothing but pure TRUTH. I want to pause this morning and say, thank you God, for leaving us your Word. Help us to read and apply to our lives what is in it. In Jesus name, Amen 🙏 I love seeing the beautiful fall picture above of the pumpkins 🎃 and mums! Reminds us that fall is just around the corner! 🥰

    1. Thank you Tammy for your prayer. I join in for myself to read and rightly apply the word to my life.
      “…they make you feel strong.”

      This last week our coffee shops that serve the best pumpkin coffees, pumpkin scones, muffins and breads called us to a new season of expectations. The open fire pits seem to draw us to gather and plant seeds of kindness in one another to strengthen us to strengthen a little child riding a school bus for the first time. Watching a brave daughter enter the halls of high school or a first year college son brave the bunk bed from a water bed. Awee we could continue on with new job, new day, a word to encourage the grieving, the sick and the homeless. Always, a place to offer a kind word. And, hopefully always an open mind to receive a kind word.

      Moses understood kind words as he spoke to Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” So many scriptures given to us for our daily duties and offer to others when the season is right.

      “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” Ephesians 6:10

  2. Regarding what Tammy wrote, “God’s Word keeps supplying the readers with nothing but pure TRUTH.” …”Help us to read and apply to our lives what is in it”: I think this connects to the posted scripture above from John‬ ‭4:13-14‬. It seems to me that Jesus is telling us that if we will really drink in the Truth of His Word (whether given by reading it or someone sharing it and its applicable wisdom with us); and then practice it/apply it in daily living; we will be able to give out to others kind words and Truth that will help them…and the cycle of the “flowing fountain” will continue. “The water I give will become in that person a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.”

    I think this would be an example of “Throwing Your Light Forward” (the study book Sara wrote). Pg 37 of that study says, “When one wants a friend they must show them self friendly. Being friendly means we are willing to give of our life-light (and my notes say Word of God) to another.”

    And Tammy, I agree… “I love seeing the beautiful fall picture above of the pumpkins and mums!

    1. Debi, I was just reading a scripture that I think gives a fan to your flame. The Apostle Paul was reminding Timothy about how he already knew how to rightly divide the word to be helpful to others. He was taught from childhood he just needed to count giving kind words as good deeds.

      Maybe today that would mean be a friend to a coworker, a family member over a slice of pumpkin pie and tea while offering kind words, “ will become in that person a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.”

      “Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live.”
      ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭CEV‬‬
      https://bible.com/bible/392/2ti.3.16.CEV

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