One of the disciplines I have tried to develop is speaking life into every conversation I have. I ask myself: How can I encourage this person? How can I lift their spirits? How can I communicate the love of God to them? How can I let them know they are seen and heard? I don’t always do an excellent job of this, but I’m trying. We all have those friends that we love being around because they lift every room they walk through. Not only are they fun to be around, but our hearts and spirits are renewed in their presence. My wife is one of those people. No matter what is going on, her smile and bubbly personality are life-giving.
Proverbs 10:11: “The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.”
Who do you need to encourage today? Who can you speak life into?