As a child I remember hearing this phrase ~ " Sticks and stone may brake my bones but words will never hurt me." I don't know who wrote this, but they were not very enlightened! Words are powerful and can be very hurtful. You cannot take them back once they come out of our mouths. They have the power to build up and the power to break down. Words can be as cutting as a sword, or as healing as medicine. They are a precious gift to be used with care....they tell people alot about who we are and whose we are.
As children of God, we have the privilege to use our words to pray. To lift up our voices in praise and in petition before our heavenly Father. Today I am giving thanks for a sweet little girl who wants to help orphans (she herself having been one). Ravenna has a web site where her mom is helping her to raise money again this year to help buy food and Bibles for children who live in an orphanage in Mexico. You can find her story here at Kids Blessing Kids. I am giving thanks for Ruby Grace now officially belonging to her forever family, for a visit with my sister Jan and her husband, for being able to wish our daughter happy birthday, for continued healing for Nick, Tron, Karl, Ruby, Ravenna, Georgia, Jubilee, and many others. Thank you Lord for the words of others that encourage and express love and for your written words ~ The WORD of God, the Bible.
We lift up to you today, those in need of healing...physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We lift up to you today ourselves, surrendering our will for Yours, surrendering our plans for Yours, surrendering our life to You. Thank you Jesus, our Jehovah Jehri ( provider) our Jehovah Rapha ( our healer). With the words you lay on our heart, may we be a blessing to others.