Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 NKJV
Our son walked away from the Lord. He was living in bondage to sin. His problems were self-imposed. He chose sinful living. He reached a point where it was not all fun and games. He was still a teenager. He wanted to live the life of an average kid again.
When people place themselves in danger with their bad choices it is easy to be critical and angry. It is easy to be judgmental and to give up on them.
I made difficult decisions with my son. I said difficult things to him. I made mistakes. I reacted in anger at times. The most effective statement I ever made to him was “You have not yet reached the point where God cannot bring healing and restoration into your life. You can be happy and healthy again!”
Proverbs 10:12 says, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins.” I have always looked at that verse in the context of my love for other people covering over my sins. I am beginning to realize is that my love for other people can cover their sin. I can forgive people who sin against me.
By loving people who are caught up in sin we can lead them to the one who can bring healing and restoration into their lives!
Sin is a trap. It is enjoyable for a season. The enjoyment of sin is the bait. Once the trap is set we are caught up by it. We are ashamed and embarrassed by our sin. We do not cry out for the help we need to be set free.
This scenario plays itself out in the lives of unsaved people and in the lives of saved people as well. It can happen to me today. It can happen to you today.
Our words carry the power of life and death. That means speaking words of encouragement to people who are caught up in sin can impact them in great and mighty ways. Our words of encouragement can help others fight through to victory in Jesus!
Encouraging other people with the promises and Word of God is a vital ministry desperately needed in the Body of Christ today!
Do you want to serve God? Do you want to be part of a vital Holy Spirit led ministry? Do you want to impact the lives of people and the world for time and eternity? Ask the Lord who you can speak words of encouragement to today!
Your words of encouragement spoken in faith can be the difference between life and death!
Encouragement could be just what a brother or sister needs to continue in ministry. Your words can bring a brother or sister home today! Step out in faith and serve Jesus by serving His people today!
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