TWEAK It Before You Speak It (or Post It) – Pt 5 – KINDNESS

In a message called #NOFILTER on May 3rd, we talked about the power of words; spoken and posted.

Whether you’re a follower of Christ or not, you need to consider what you say/post because there’s great power in words. If you’re a follower of Christ, God holds us to a higher standard and we need to TWEAK it before we Speak It (or post it).

PROVERBS 18:21 Msg  says:  Words kill, words give life;  they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

Before we SPEAK IT or POST IT, we need to TWEAK it…  How?  Weave Kindness Into My Words.

Kindness means I choose to be gracious instead of harsh…in my actions & my words

Are the words you say or post woven together with Kindness?   If not – why not?

PROVERBS 16:24 NIrV says: Kind words are like honey.  They are sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body.

Kindness in words or actions – can bring healing to others & to you. Even science suggests kindness makes you happier & is good for your heart.  If you want a healthier lifestyle – try a little kindness.

I read a quote a while back that says:   Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle.   We don’t always know what people are going through so consider kindness.  Jesus was pretty clear about what’s most important; He said love your neighbor.  Kindness is just another way of demonstrating love & compassion.

I’ve seen kindness totally change attitudes & the atmosphere of a tough situation….so let’s make it our habit to be kind…and remember to…

TWEAK It Before You Speak It.  Weave some kindness into your words (and posts).

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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