Today I presented a workshop at the Faith and Culture Writers Conference held here in Portland, Oregon. My topic was relating to and writing for multi-generations. In my workshop I mentioned this verse and talked about the importance of speaking destiny and purpose, speaking life-giving words, into others' lives. I mentioned a note I received when I was a teenager from a young wife and mother in my home church. In that note she wrote that God had a wonderful destiny and purpose for me and mentioned that she felt that God had a ministry calling on my life. No one had ever before spoken words like that over me. It was like a wide door of hope and possibility opened up before me. One little God sent note called forth and guided my destiny.
Whether spoken or written, our words have the power of life or death. I want to have a heart like God and learn to call forth good things in the generations, those older than me, those in my own generation, and those in the generations younger than me. I want my words to open up a wide door of hope and possibility for someone else.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson
and Cheryl McCain Photography.