Ephesians 4:29 Have you ever been in a heated conversation, debate, or even argument where you walked away at the conclusion of the conversation only then to think of the perfect thing to say? I do this all the time. At the end of a conversation, I’ll think of some zinger I could have said or even some joke that would have been really funny, but the moment has passed. My life is filled with things that I wished I would have said. While we all have trivial things we can look back on where we wish we would have said in the past, not getting that dig in during an argument or telling that great joke that would have made your friends lose it isn’t that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. However, there are some vital things that, if they go unsaid, we will regret them. God has put people in our lives for us to love, challenge, encourage, and care for. A big part of doing all that is through the things we say to them. The people in your life deserve to hear that you care for them, or you’re proud of them. Don’t get to the end of your life and think back of all the things that you wish you would have said to the ones you love. If you think something good about someone, say it. Whether it’s your spouse, your family, your friends, or even just the people you work with, when you think something nice just say it! // TWO-A-DAYS // GO A LITTLE FARTHER WITH YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS // Go through these questions with your spouse, kids, or friend, or you can even journal about the answers to these questions:

  1. What was the best part of your day?
  2. What was the toughest part of your day?
  3. Where did you mess up today?
  4. Where did you see God today?
Reflect: What are some good things that have been said to you that were meaningful in your life? What are some words you can speak into someone else’s life to encourage them. Pray: Ask God today who around you that you can encourage with positive words. Also, spend time talking to God about the meaningful positive words other people have said to you that have led you to where you are in your life. READ THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT: Today’s Reading: Matthew 10]]>

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