Your Say.

Do you like to have your say?

We can be so busy thinking of how we are going to make our point, that we don’t hear other people.

James 1:19 ( reminds us that listening is better than speaking. It is important to take time to listen to other people. Listening helps us say what matters without hurting others.

Romans 12:10. (

As we listen to others, we begin to understand their perspective and background, this helps us love them better and more genuinely, so that we really help them where they are.

Lord, help me to genuinely listen to what others say so that I can love them better.


#StaySafe #covid19

“God bless” used to be the phrase that people said goodbye with. Now it’s become “Stay safe.”

That got me thinking about how we speak into people’s lives. What are the words you are using?

Speak well and speak life into people. Especially in these times where people can be full of despair and worry.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6).

Even when we are scared and unsure, we can ask God to give us life speaking words for those around us and ourselves.


Be Kind

I read about this heart-warming conversation between a boy and a mole:

“What do want to be when you grow up?” asked the horse.
“Kind” said the boy.
(Charlie Mackesy)

Isn’t that just so inspiring?

We can aspire to be kind:
Kind in our thoughts;
Kind in our actions;
Kind in our words.

Proverbs 12:18 tells us to use our words kindly:
“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing”.

How can you use your words for healing this week? What area do you need to be kinder in?


Don’t stoop!

Ever heard the saying “Don’t stoop to their level”?

Some people are foolish with their words. They don’t think before they speak. They’re aggressive or always trying to cause a scene.

This is what this Proverb is about:
“Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him” – Proverbs 26: 4

You don’t need to stoop to their level. We have the wisdom and kindness of God in us. Live like that!

Think before you speak.
Don’t argue with someone just for the sake of arguing.

You are better than that!