Words have power. We have seen people stand taller, smile broader and even enjoy life a little more - thanks to something that has come off of our lips and into their heart.
The spoken word - the power of the tongue.
It reminds me of Deuteronomy - a book in the Bible that mentions "This day, heaven and earth stand before you as witnesses. I have set before you blessings and curses, life and death. Now choose life - so you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God and hold fast to His commands."
It is a choice - probably a thousand times a day - a choice of what will come out of our mouths. Life or death. And, God recommends we choose life.
So, this day - November 16, 2012, may God bless each of us with life giving words - no matter who you are speaking to - may your tongue release joy into their hearts - a song to sing - or simply an acknowledgement that they matter - which helps others stand taller :)
God has given us a choice - I choose life!