“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”

– 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Today I want to continue yesterday’s discussion on how words can contribute to designing our lives. Our strategy is to incorporate the teachings of Jesus as an anchor for our daily thoughts and actions. I want you to consider again the world we live in and how at times it is immersed in chaotic and harmful words. Whether you are driving on the way home or watching television, all those advertisements that you see are saying buy me, indulge in me, visit me, eat me, or vote for me. All of it seems to be all in one string.

Almost all of these negative infiltrations make the same false promise — if you do this, your life will improve. This is all a lie, but we allow these false words into our ears, eyes, and into our thinking. It’s not right, and it’s not good. We need to shut out a lot of that junk and embrace as many good words as possible. Among them are words of appreciation, admiration, encouragement, kindness, and love. As I mentioned last week, “Your life can be better.” Here’s how it happens: Pay attention to your thoughts and words.

Friend, what kind of words is your life made of? Is eating fast food a sin? I don’t think it is. Are letting some of these things in sometimes a sin? No, it’s fine. But when it’s all the time, it starts to disagree and distort your God-given design. How can we get good words into our lives? By connecting with positive people, spending time in the Word of God, and keeping Jesus at the center of our lives!


Father, help me not to become consumed by harmful words on social media or television.


What do you do to embrace good words? What does that feel like?

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  1. Satan is in me lost my connection with the Lord God Jesus Christ. It is a long story. Happened four years ago. Still going on. Pray every day to God.Jesus. Nothing happening with God.Jesus. Just Satan. Worried. Satan entered into me 47 years ago. Found out in Vietnam a spirit was in me. Said he was God 1970. Satan. Had a near death experience Jesus God saved my life from death. Born Again. Now everything is different. But do not believe in Jesus anymore. Satan. Pray to the Father Jesus everyday for help.

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