The Power of Pleasant Words

It has been a busy, crazy month.  But even though it has been busy, crazy… I feel good.  The Lord has blessed me, watched over me and I know that “this too shall pass.”  But I have to admit I was able to finish this week strong because of some timely words of encouragement from several people.  Whether it was thanking me for something I had done, checking to see how my recovery was going and letting me know they were praying for me, reminding me how blessed I am, or helping me to remember that God has a plan and a purpose for each and every one of us that will be worked out in His time…every one of these dear friends encouraged me, strengthened me and blessed me.  They ministered to me and they probably didn’t even realize it.  As I reflect on the impact they had on me, I am reminded of what the Bible says in Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Our words can make a difference in the lives of others.  They can lift people up or bring them down.  Oh, that we would lift people up and speak with Grace and Truth.  I am grateful for my friends and my family.  I am indeed a blessed man.  I pray that I will be able to go forth this week and next and bless others as I have been blessed.  I pray that my words will be pleasant and sweet and line up with the Grace of the Lord.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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