Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Can't We All Just get Along?

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing.

When I was a child we used to have a little saying...."Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." If only that were true. The fact is, words can really hurt us and harmful things that people say can stay with us for a lifetime and have very negative effects on our lives. The opposite is also true. A kind word can really encourage and change a person's day, maybe even their life. It costs us nothing to say something kind each day. So today let's put this daily devotion in practice. Look for an opportunity to compliment someone today. It may be the only kind words the person receives all day. I still remember encouraging and discouraging things people said to me when I was growing up. Before you click off this devotion pray that God will give you the opportunity to say something nice to someone today. By the way, you look marvelous today.

Jeff Nichols

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture! We need these words of encouragement each and every day, thank you for sharing your talent! Goes along with Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may benefit those who listen"