Power of Your Spoken Words

My youngest daughter Emily has taught me a lot.

We love her.  We cherish her.  We speak beauty over her.  She knows and is even a little sassy about sometimes.  Just looking at her she has the confidence knowing that she rocks.  She knows she is loved!  One of the favorite pictures I have of her, she has some sand and who knows what else on her face.  She could care less about that – she just wants to have fun playing in the sand. That is the way God wants us to be.  He wants us to be so caught up in loving and just wanting to be with Him that we don’t even care about the mess we are.  He just wants us.  He will clean us up later, but right now He just wants you to know that you are loved and cherished.

Most semesters of Embrace Grace we only have 11-14 weeks with these girls to share what God really thinks of them.  We meet once a week.  We try and take 2 to 3 girls per leader and connect with them thru a lunch date or coffee.  But simply put, we don’t have a lot of time with these mommas.  Some come to us and have grown up in church and some have never heard of God.  I would venture to say most are in the middle somewhere though.  They have heard about God, but the view is jagged.  So we take the little time that we have in front of them and speak the love of God over them.  We encourage them thru the present trail that they are walking.  But we never have time to go one on one with a girl and tell her what to do specifically for each trail she is facing.

Every Monday night we play a game called Roses and Thorns.  We each go around the room and say what was the worst thing that has happened this week, thorn, and what was the best thing that has happened this week, rose.  The leaders do it.  Just to be transparent and let them know that this thing called life isn’t easy sometimes, but with your focus on God you can live this life and live it abundantly.

What I am getting at here is that Embrace Grace is not just about throwing a momma to be a shower.  It is to speak love over her, to speak love and life over that baby inside her.  We have heard many times that Embrace Grace is their favorite part of their week simply because they feel loved and cherished.  The world to single pregnant girls is harsh and we do the exact opposite, we welcome them and speak love over them.  Some question “what we want?”  And our answer is simply, nothing, we just want you to know that you are loved and that God loves you.  We even tell them at the beginning that if all you came for was the free stuff, that it is fine, knowing that we will have at least planted a seed.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. {Proverbs 18:21}

Our words not only impact our own life, but the life of others around us.  So I encourage you to go speak life today.  Speak life over yourself, over your family and over the nations.  God uses words to bridge gaps, to mend fences, and to bring fourth life. 

Your words have supported those who stumbled;

You have strengthened faltering knees.  {Job 4:4}

Written by April Franks

 

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