40 Acts of Stewardship #10 - Spur On
February 20, 2016 12:44am CST
[i][/i]A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. (Proverbs 25:11 ESV)[i][/i] Our words have immense capacity for good. When we use them encouragingly, generously, and genuinely, there are few things that have more power. A timely word can change the course of someone's day, or even someone's life. Use words wisely. Three Options: Grab a stack of Post-it notes or sticky labels, and write down some one-line encouragements. Then stick them up around your house, your gym, your work or your town for other people to find. [/i]I used to tape funny pictures onto the bathroom mirror at random with a note reading 'start your day with a giggle'. My kids loved it. The first time I did it my oldest daughter (teenagers at the time) said I made her day.[i] For some people it's really hard to actually say nice things. Writing nice things is simple, perhaps even texting nice things – but saying nice things? That takes a bit of courage. So today, try to give three verbal encouragements. Make them genuine and appropriate. Weather permitting, grab some chalk and head for the streets. Find a patch of pavement and get creative: write a public message of encouragement for everyone to see. It's legal (it washes off in the rain!), and brightens everyone's day. A great act to do with kids, too! You can check the website at or their Facebook page 40 Acts.
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