26/365: Speak Life

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. ~ James 1:26

Who wants to hang around with a bunch of complainers? Nobody... except complainers. 

How did Jesus use His words? He was direct, life-giving, honest, and encouraging.  These are the things which build our witness to God within us when we speak.

Let your words be powerful, strong, and encouraging to the people around you.  Speak life.  Bless others. 

Who will you bless today with your words? Who will you bless by saying nothing at all?

GO DEEPER: Ephesians 4: 25-32

NEXT STEP: Send a text message to someone on your mind. Share a word of encouragement, gratitude for their friendship, or how they have blessed you lately.