The Power in Our Words

The coffee was hot and fresh and smelled good. Cup in hand, I proceeded to my home office and switched the dim desk lamp on. On my laptop keyboard was the note: “I love you,” strategically placed there by my six-year-old. Her note did more than melt my heart—it reminded me of the power in our words.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 16:24, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” (NIV).

Either hand written, typed, or spoken, our words have an effect on the people around us. Who can you leave a note for today? Who needs to be texted an encouraging word? A life-changing word?

For teens in a school setting, you can write a card or pretty note and slip it into your friend’s backpack, a book she’s reading, or even in her locker. Leave a note for someone in your home thanking him/her for the way they support you. Or text your mentor or extended family with a word of appreciation.

Moms, surprise your teen with a note on her mirror reminding her how special she is or slip one into her purse or lunch bag.

This spring a group of us were meeting for Bible study when we got the idea to text an uplifting message. One young woman texted her husband. Within five-minutes he replied, “You have no idea how much I needed to hear that.”

Our simple words can make such a difference. Believe God when He tells us in Proverbs 12:25, “A kind word cheers a person up” (NIV) and that “our mouths can be a fountain of life” Proverbs 10:11 (NIV)

How will you use your power today?


Debbie Presnell | Author/Speaker | Co-Founder of Polished Ministries, LLC

4 thoughts on “The Power in Our Words

    1. Marlana,

      God showed up and used these words to encourage you. 🙂 I love the way you say “close the gap.” Enjoy your power… YOU are changing lives! I’m praying for you now. Thanks for reading… and commenting.

      With Love,


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