In Acts 16:27-30, the power of a word fitly spoken brings an abrupt and climatic change to the scene.
What do your words convey?
Do you speak life with truth, confirm the fears that overwhelm, remain silent and let things fall as they may, ignore another’s difficulties, or give hope.
Truth alters the perspective of emotion through the lens of reality.
All too often we are quick to rely on what appears true, giving power to assumption rather than “what is true, honorable, just, lovely, commendable if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Phil 4:8).
Persuasion to truth is a steady and sure anchor, even in the chaos of a fleeting moment.
Peace can calm. Love can reach. Hope can secure any soul willing to accept it.
written by Michelle Kelso Kafer