Welcome to the Greene Street Letters. It has become my venue for sharing what is going on at Vineyard Recovery Church. Don't let the word Church scare you. The Greene Street Letters is a daily posting to simply say that there is more to life than what you see. More to life than "stuff". My simple take of 60+ years of following Jesus. Some days were good days...some days I managed to get off in the ditch. He is worthy of the pursuit, so that is what I do........I pursue Jesus in everything I do. Not the Jesus of the church. Not the Jesus of the denomination. Nothing wrong with those things, but Jesus is so much more. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you return from time to time to stop and ponder your own relationship with Jesus. God on you....mb
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Words That Heal
"The absence of profanity will offend no one."
Bill W. ~ Founder of A.A.
Ephesisans 4:29 ((Recovery Bible)
Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that you words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
The words we select and use say a lot about our character. The opinion of others is formed by the language we use to convey ideas when we communicate.
As the world around us continues to spiral downward into a moral black hole, we need to realize that God has granted to those who believe an incredible gift. That words we speak when directed by the Holy Spirit can bring healing.
Maybe I should be more careful about not only what I say, but how I say it.
Seems like everyone these days is talking but no one is really saying anything (not to mention that not that many are actually listening).
Social media has become un-social. It has turned into a launch pad for hate. To be a nation of people who claim to be tolerant and accepting....we sure are filled with a lot of anger and hate. Our words reveal our hearts.
Personal opinion rules the airways and hearts of the people. People are speaking out from their fear....from anger....from all manner of negative empowerment.
Yet, those who follow Jesus have been granted words of truth that can set people free from the bondage of their sin. When you speak, are your words "Grace-filled" words? Or do they show another side of you that does not glorify the Father? In the verse above from Ephesians 4, the KJV says that we are not to allow any (and what falls under any?) unwholesome word come out of our mouths. Now catch this next part...."But only such a word as is good for edification (to build up) according to the need of the moment, so that it will Give Grace to those who hear. As a follower of Jesus, He has equipped me to be a conduit through which His grace can flow to someone who is listening to what I say. Now that is heavy.
Choose your words carefully.
Speak them in love.
Let God do his work .
Sound's like a plan
God on you...