By Paula Bowlby, Associate Early Childhood Pastor
Woodland Hills Church
Lately, I have been asking myself, how do my words and actions build up others in a positive way, in an honest way and in a Kingdom way. In this instance, when I think about the Kingdom I look at it in two ways: 1. How does God see me and others? 2. How can I help others see themselves as God sees them?
I stumbled upon a graphic on Facebook several months back and I saved it. I keep going back to it to see how I implement some of the ideas those around me. http://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?s=66+positive+things+to+say+to+your+child
66 Positive things to say to your child is the title but upon taking a closer look, I saw God speaking to me and you in these words. As a child of God, we are seen by God and loved by God in ways that we can only imagine. Imagine yourself talking to God. He is saying all these words to you.
- Your words are meaningful
- I love being your parent
- You are important
- Your opinions matter
- You make me happy
- I trust you
- I forgive you
- You can try again tomorrow
- I could never stop loving you
- You are enough
- I love you
As you build your children and others up, remind them that God feels this way about them. Sometimes as parents and friends, we need to hear the words first. Jesus says to you: I love you, you can try again tomorrow, you are enough.