Summary: The Power of Words for good or evil
THE POWER OF THREE LITTLE WORDS James3:1-12;
Psalms 19:14 May these words of my mouth & this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
SPEECH IS A POWERFUL THING. What you can do with your mouth is
More Powerful than what you do with your hands.
If you want to HURT someone, the tongue is much more effective than THE FIST is. If you want to APOLOGIZE to someone, all the flowers in the world won't accomplish what two little words like, “I'M SORRY' can do.
• Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just 3 words.
Words have the Power To Forge New Friendships, Deepen Old Ones & Restore Relationships.
I'LL BE THERE - Being there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are Truly Present for other people, important things happen to them & to us. We are renewed in love & friendship. We are restored emotionally & spiritually.
I MISS YOU - More marriages & friendships could be Salvaged & Strengthened if people Simply, Sincerely said to each other, "I miss you." This affirmation tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired & loved.
I RESPECT YOU - Respect is another way of showing LOVE. & the feeling that another person is a TRUE EQUAL. .A.powerful way to affirm the Importance Of A Relationship.
MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT - This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument & restoring frayed emotions. The flip side of "maybe you're right" is the humility of admitting "Maybe I'm Wrong."
PLEASE FORGIVE ME - Many broken relationships could be restored & healed if people would Admit Their Mistakes & Ask For Forgiveness. All of us are Vulnerable To Faults, Foibles & Failures. A person should never be ashamed to admit they have been in the wrong, which is by saying that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
I THANK YOU - Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who Don't Take Daily Courtesies For Granted. They are Quick To Thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. People whose circle of friends is severely limited often do not have the attitude of gratitude.
COUNT ON ME - "A FRIEND IS ONE WHO WALKS IN WHEN OTHERS WALK OUT." " Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; Those who are rich in their relationships tend to be steady & true friends. When Troubles Come, A Good Friend Is There, Indicating "You Can Count On Me."
LET ME HELP - The best of friends see a need & try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in & help.
I UNDERSTAND YOU - People become closer & enjoy each other more if they feel the other person Accepts & Understands Them. Letting others know in so many little ways that you understand him or her is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship.
GO FOR IT - Some of your friends may be Non-Conformists, Have Unique Projects & Unusual Hobbies. Support them in pursuing their interests. Rather than urging your loved ones to conform, encourage their uniqueness - everyone has dreams that no one else has.
3 little words for those who are special; I LOVE YOU.