Fire! Sound the alarm! The church is on fire!
While the book of James cautions us against unwise and painful words as they are as a match in dry timber, what if we reversed the thought for good? What if we set the church on fire in a positive way? I think we can....and do.
Our words are small sticks of dynamite. They are charged with life. As the Creator created with words...and the Son became the Word...we are capable of reversing negative tendencies among us by our super hot....words!
Last night I interviewed our elders, for one fundamental reason, before our Wednesday night class. I wanted the church to hear their words. That's it. Why? Our guys speak life. What happens when your shepherds speak words that give life? The church is set on fire.
I work with two remarkable secretaries. I "tell" them every day in some way how they are the best. I want our staff to believe they could not find a place more appreciative of their strenuous labors. How do we accomplish such? We "tell" them how good they are.
Do this today; go around being Smoky the Bearable. Speak words that sets others' lives on fire. Catch them doing something right and then "tell" them so. After all....isn't even the Great Commission's strength in the "going and telling"?
You are a good egg....so tell of your joy over others!