Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

How words affect us

I told you I am going to stop swearing, end of the day total 5 bad words. I think people think I am exaggerating when I say that I dropped enough f-bombs by 8:30 to blow up a small country. I am not. Ask Tonya when I am mad, maybe two small countries. If swear words were cigarettes, I am a 4-5 packer (I think there’s 20 cigs in a pack… you do the math).

I told satan in the beginning of the day he needed to steer clear of me and my path. I’m on a mission. I’ll be honest, he sent in a little of his army… 5 isn’t bad. Not perfect, but much better, today going for the big goose-egg.
But how are words effect us. I was a little stressed, I wanted to swear, but I told everyone at work – poke me if I swear. No sore arms, I caught myself. No cuss cup either, I am doing this for God’s glory. He doesn’t need the money.
But the positive of words. Becky called me today to tell me she loved me. That’s it. I thought about it all day.
Pat’s words, the one’s straight from her heart on the prayer blog, blew me away. I sent her a little email about how jealous I was of her because she was such a good pray-er. She was encouraged by my encouragement.
So it’s really been on my mind that if I took those 100 or so words that are not for God’s Glory and change them to positive for His glory, I could change the world, one word at a time.

I’ll start with three…

Jesus Loves you.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.


Birmingham Girl said...

Your bottomless well of honesty continues to move me so deeply. God MUST have great plans for you. I can't wait to see them unfold. Your blog is always on the top of must reads for me because I know whatever you write is straight from the heart. Love ya sister!
good job on the "words project"!

Becky said...

found this for you.
provers 15:23. it just sort of popped out at me. love you! and great job on the choice of words.

Margie said...

Proverbs 15:23 23 A man finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!

Birmingham Girl said...

Good one Becky ~ you're an A-#1 verse finder!
We could all benefit from taking that verse to heart.

KayMac said...

Margie..praying for you. Good post/good project. I have lots to work on too....most people just don't hear my stuff, cuz it is in my heart.

Becky said...