A bigger lie has never been told. Words can be so hurtful. They have the power to change everything with one conversation. They can slap you in the face with reality. They can strip away any sense of comfort and security. Words can make you doubt yourself to your very core; question everything you once believed to be true.Words are very powerful.
I once declared, "I’d rather you have struck me. At least then I’d have some defense. However, your words, your words cut deep and the wounds are slow to heal."
But words can be very healing. Words can be full of assurance, of promise, of hope. Words can restore your soul. Psalm 119:105Recently, I was at Hobby Lobby stocking up on birthday cards. I’ve always been a Card Giver. Slacking in the past year, I resolved to get back to my old habits. A bouquet of cards in my grasp, I stopped suddenly at the “Love” section. It used to bring me great joy to pick out just the right card and leave it hidden somewhere, just because. Words of tenderness to be discovered in a drawer, a medicine cabinet, a messenger bag. I felt a twinge of sadness and a catch in my throat as I skipped over the “Love” section, no longer having a reason to randomly “Love.”
Hold up - that’s not true at all. I have LOTS of reasons to “Love” randomly! It’s no secret that I have the best friends on the planet, no the universe! Who doesn’t like to receive a card, a note, a reminder that they are indeed, special?Countless times a loving word was just what I needed to make it through the day. And on my desk, my wall, my inbox, would appear those words I so desperately needed to hear. Words that would restore my soul.
So, I shall try to pay it forward. From these lips (ne fingers!) I promise to randomly “Love” on those who are dear in my life. I don’t want a day to pass that those near and dear in my life don’t know full well how entirely much they mean to me. My card box is restocked, stamps are purchased…here I come!
How do you randomly “Love” those in your life?
Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God. James 1:17