This week I was blessed to talk to one of our long-time partners on the phone. The words she spoke to me blessed me beyond measure – it was not the words she said but the source from which they came.

Words are powerful things! We know that. However, it is also truth that the source from which they come often make all the difference.

If your co-worker compliments you on a project you have worked on, it is really nice to hear. However, if the owner of the company calls you out and says, ‘Great Job!’ it is simply the truth that the owner of the company’s words will carry more weight.

So, here is what the partner said to me concerning our ministry; ‘God said this is the richest soil you sow into.’ She went on to share with me that it touched her deeply because she sowed into several really great ministries.

GOD SAID…this was rich soil. Oh, how that blessed my soul! Words can’t describe how that made me feel. As I said earlier, it is one thing to come from someone else, but from GOD. I am humbled and blessed beyond words that HE thinks this about our ministry. Thank You God!

As I pondered on this statement I thought about David and the words that were spoken over him by those surrounding him, even his family. No one around him thought much of him, nor did they say good things about him. But God called him King. Many called him adulterer and they would have been right, but God called him a man after the heart of God.

I thought about Joseph, whom God chose to deliver his family from famine. Oh, my goodness, his family certainly thought little of him, they talked horribly about him and to him. So much so that they didn’t think anything of killing him or selling him as a slave. But God called him one chosen to deliver a nation.

And I thought about Moses. He was certainly not talked well of either, nor did he think much of himself. Even when God appeared to him and told him what He wanted him to do, even then, Moses felt unqualified. He felt small and ill equipped.

Exodus 4:10-12 says; then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” So, the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

In his moment of weakness, God reminded him who made his mouth and declared ‘I will be your mouth, I will teach you.’ What an awesome God we serve.
Many of you have probably had horrible things said to you and about you, but what does God say about you? Let me share a few things with you…

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
You are the apple of His eye. Psalm 17:8
You are a holy people, you are chosen by God, you are a special treasure for Him. Deuteronomy 7:6 says
His steadfast love will never leave you. Psalm 136:26
He loved you so much, He gave His only Son that you might be free and walk in His blessings! John 3:16

Words can hurt or words can heal. If your heart has been hurt by the words of others, allow the words of God to heal every hurt. He will heal your heart and your mind, if you will allow Him to.

Spend time each day meditating on what God says about you – His truth is the ONLY truth. You are who He says you are, if you can believe it and receive it. And I promise you, He has only good things to say about you. His words, as you meditate on them, will wash over you like the healing balm of Gilead.

Today, I am going to leave you with more wonderful things God says about you…meditate on these daily and let HIS words saturate you and cause you to walk in who He says you are.

The Son has set me free. I am free indeed! (John 8:36)
My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. (Philippians 1:6)
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
Nothing can ever separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38-39)
In all things God works for the good of those who love him. (Romans 8:28)
God is faithful. He will not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
My light and momentary troubles are achieving for me an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Corinthians 4:17)
He is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within me. (Ephesians 3:20)
God is for me! Who can be against me? (Romans 8:31)

Prayer for Today: Father, show ME who YOU say I am. Work Your view of me into my heart and mind. For this I give You praise, in Jesus name. Amen.