Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish I had an unlimited supply of money so I could shower my family, friends and those in need with gifts?” Ironically each one of us has and unlimited supply of gifts that we can give, but most of the time we keep them all to ourselves! The gifts I am talking about are not physical gifts, but they are the gifts of encouraging words. The gift of an encouraging word can meet a need and bless a person more than any physical gift ever could.
Our encouraging words have the power to turn someone’s day around. They have the power to change someone’s attitude about life and about their eternity! Today look for opportunities to be generous with the gift of your encouraging words. Maybe it will be your co-worker, someone next to you in class or it might even be your child or your spouse that needs the gift of your words. Will you hold back or will you make the choice to be generous with your words?
Father, I pray today that I will be very aware of the people around me that might need a word of encouragement to lift their spirit. I know that as I give away words of encouragement you will begin to meet my need to be encouraged in the process. Help me to focus on being generous with my words today. Help me to see the unlimited supply of gifts that I have to give to those around me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.