I want to take a moment and thank all of you who commented on the post Full Disclosure. Each and every one of your words have touched my heart. I had to stop and thank God. That type of unity in Christ’s love is what causes the devil to tremble in fear.
Words have immense power. Words of criticism lead to insecurity. Whereas words of encouragement reinforce our faith.
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. (Proverbs 16:24)
When I began this spiritual journey, I thought most opposition would come from non-Christians. Atheists, particularly. That’s not the case. The biggest challenges came from Christians with strict doctrine. Those who say “in love” things like:
- You have no business speaking Christ’s name.
- You need to stop doing this and that right now. No wonder you had rough experiences.
If I speak, let it be in love.
If I listen, let it be in humility.
If I rejoice, let it be in gratitude.
If I suffer, let it be in faith.