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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Words Matter

“In the Kingdom of the Son that our Heavenly Father loves, words matter!” 

That was part of a sweet email that I received this morning from one of my dear friends and sister in Christ.   

L knows me well.  She’s been a part of my life for close to 20 years.  She’s been there for me through the good times and bad.  She knows some of the lies and destructive thoughts I’ve believed over the years and she is so keenly aware of God’s love for us, that if something feels “off” about a comment, she is quick to call my attention to it.  So when her email came in this morning, I understood where she was coming from.  Her concern today was about me calling myself a “loser” in yesterday’s post. 

Like I said, she knows me and she knows that I am a “play on words” girl.  I find it funny to be able to do that.  However, even calling myself a loser in a joking way doesn’t ease the negativity associated with that word and definitely doesn’t reflect how our LOVING FATHER sees me (or you!).  As L reminded me, “lies are insidious and subtle…our enemy is crafty and cunning and treacherous…AND DEFEATED!!!”  So I began to think about her words and realized that she is right.  So from now on, I’m not going to say (or believe) that I’m a loser.  Instead, I’m a gainer and a winner!  I’ve gained (and continue to gain) a healthier lifestyle and a healthier mind-set.  I’ve gained a greater understanding of what I want to teach my family about being “healthy” – physically, emotionally and spiritually.  But most importantly, I’ve gained a clearer picture of how my Creator sees me.  I am His and I am fearfully and wonderfully made!   

"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14

1 comment:

  1. I love having friends like L! And you're right, words DO matter. Thanks for reminding me =)