Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pleasant Words

“ Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words, ah, they are sweet, aren’t they? We all long to hear them and we know the feeling that we receive when pleasant words are directed towards us.

When pleasant words are shared with us, we are filled -up, encouraged, given a boost of energy and enthusiasm for the tasks we face each day, and overall just made to feel better. When you are not feeling well, pleasant words can give you a calm and peace that make you feel just a little less yucky. When you work hard at your job and at home, pleasant words make you want to keep up a job well done and continue doing your best. When your child shares pleasant words with you about being their mom or dad it puts a smile on your face, perhaps a tear in your eye, and fills the love in your heart for that child to overflowing.

If pleasant words make us feel these ways, what do pleasant words do for our children when they hear them? When a teacher praises our child for doing something well at school, they want to work hard and do their best. When a friend shares a kind thought with our child, it makes them feel respected. When we tell our children that we love them and that we are proud of them, it helps them feel loved and cared for.

With all of these pleasant words and thoughts, we have not even touched on the pleasant words that fill our lives the most, give us the greatest feeling of love and care, and lead us to know that nothing else really matters. What words am I talking about? Yes, that’s right, God’s Word. Scripture is filled to overflowing with God’s Words to us. Each and every word is heartfelt, thoughtful, and meaningful. These Words are truly “like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Let God’s loving Words be poured over you daily as you spend time in His Word. Share them with your family and make sure that your children are hearing pleasant words not just from you, or their teacher, or their friends, but most importantly from their loving Heavenly Father every day.

Prayer: Oh Father God we praise and thank You for Your Word to us. Bless us daily with opportunities to hear and be filled with Your Words. Help us Lord to take those Words and share them with others who need to hear them. Let them Lord be “sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Amen

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