Joel Osteen Devotional 25 January 2020 – Life-Giving Words
Gentle words cause life and health; griping brings discouragement. – Proverbs 15:4, TLB
Many people have wounds from the past, wounds from people saying hurtful, judgmental words about them. You and I have something to offer them. Our words can help heal the hurts and break the chains that are holding them back. Our words have the power to lift people up, to help them get through a challenge, to push them toward their destiny.
When you tell someone, “I love you,” you’re not just being kind; those are healing words. It might be just a simple word of encouragement or a compliment, such as “I’m praying for you” or “You look great today.” It’s no big deal to you, but to them it helps heal a wound. It lifts their spirits, causing them to believe in themselves. Just letting people know that you care does more than you imagine. You have the power to put someone on their feet, to keep them from falling into depression, to cause them to pursue their dream.
A Prayer for Today – Joel Osteen Devotional 25 January 2020
“Father, thank You that You have given me the power of words to lift others up. All through the day, help me to speak kind words, offer compliments, give encouragement, and lift up those around me. I believe that as I lift others, You will lift me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen’s televised sermons are seen by over 7 million viewers weekly and over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. He is the author of ten books which have been ranked number one on The New York Times Best Seller list.