In light of everything that is going on in our country, we are not powerless. Sure, we may not be able to fix everything and make the world a bit more copasetic. And, we probably shouldn’t all head to Washington, D.C. to try to stop those with ill intentions. But we do have two very powerful tools right at our disposal. Tools that can change the world around us.
Praying to God is perhaps that most powerful tool we have because, well, HE is the most powerful. Talk to him, ask him for peace and understanding. Ask him to show you things that you can do to help out those around you. And pray that our government officials make wise choices with the best interests in mind. Or, simply sit in silence.
The Bible tells us to, “Never stop praying.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT) and David tells us, “Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the LORD hears my voice.” – Psalm 55:17 In other words, PRAY! God doesn’t have office hours – which means you can pray any time you want. Like, now. Stop reading for a moment and pray. When you are in your car driving to and from work, pray. When you wake up, pray. When you go to bed, pray. When you walk your dog, pray. Never stop. Especially now.
2. Your Words.
The second tool you have readily available to you is the power of your words, both verbal and written. You can be intentional and choose to use them for good. There are a lot of emotions running high right now, a lot of anger, a lot of hate. Let’s choose to not get caught up in it. We can still strongly hold our beliefs and feelings about the entire situation, but we don’t have to put others down while doing so. Besides, there are so many people out there who are having a tough time like we are. Getting an unexpected kind word can be life-changing.
Buy a book of stamps and send out little notes to those you are thinking about. Send a text. Make a quick call (or a long one). Leave a note on a random persons car. Say a kind word to someone you pass while running your errands today. Give a compliment to the person in the drive thru or the cashier at your grocery store.
“Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” – Proverbs 16:24 There are so many things we can do with our words. And, it only takes a moment. Be that person. Be that one that can take a dark day and make it shine bright.
I challenge you to use these tools. I challenge you to be the difference.
Until next time… ❤❤