Thursday, October 23, 2014

Words Matter


I'm a "Word Girl" through and through.

I pick up lines in movies that are meaningful to me.
I read a quote and have to write it down to preserve it, ponder and remember.

That is why when I received an email from DaySpring asking me to create a word or phrase using their new "LetterPress Blocks Interface" and write a post explaining what it meant to me.... well, I jumped at the chance!

However, it was harder than I thought to pick one perfect word.

I tried using my past and current "words of the year" like: TRUST, FAITH, JESUS, HABIT..... but I just couldn't picture them on my wall.

For me, one word wasn't enough to trigger what I knew I would need when life's hard times came knocking.

So, I created the phrase pictured below.  It is a very meaningful question that a friend asks me every time I talk with her about a doubt or worry in my life.




The question, "Do you trust Jesus?" is always followed up with, "Yes! or No!"

I can't help but feel both shocked and at peace when I'm forced to answer her because my answer is of course, "Yes! I do!"

But, do I really?

Sometimes deep down little nagging thoughts will pick away at my insides.  And, then I feel guilty for doubting my King in all of His infinite wisdom and quickly replace the doubts with faith and trust in the only One who is truly trustworthy.

Jesus is the Son of God.  He sits at the right hand of our Heavenly Father.  He is part of the Trinity (God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit) and therefore Omnipresent, Sovereign, Holy, Trustworthy, and FULL of love, grace, mercy and forgiveness.

I truly need this phrase on my wall.  I want it hung right smack opposite of my couch so I can see it.... All-The-Time.  I want to be able to dwell on it and force myself to answer this question on a daily basis and/or every time anxiety darkens my heart.

It really helps to ask myself this question:  Do You Trust Jesus with "insert issue here."

Will you try it?  I'll wait right here for you.  In fact, I'll do it with you.

"Do I trust Jesus with my relationships?"

While asking that question I turned my head and looked at the space on my wall where I would hang my DaySpring LetterPress artwork.  I felt peace deep inside my soul as the resounding "YES" came up from my being.

I DO trust Jesus - with all my heart.

He has me in the palm of His hand.
He will always be faithful to provide, to assist, to comfort, to heal, to bring peace and hope.

Just the thought of having that phrase hanging in my home reassures me and brings me hope and serenity.

This interactive website is pretty fun.  Click here to go to DaySpring's website and have a blast picking out your word or phrase to create as artwork for your wall.

Words really do matter.  They communicate, express, remind and help us share love, joy and positivity that we all need in today's world.

I'd love to know what word or phrase you would put on your wall.  Please do share with me!!

I'll catch you on the other side of a Click....

SD

PS:  I was given this opportunity (thank you DaySpring!) to preview the DaySpring Letterpress website and to write about why "Words Matter."  In full disclosure according to the FTC guidelines, I was offered a $25 coupon code toward a DaySpring product (in exchange for writing this post) as well as submitting my post on the (in)courage website on 10/29/14, for a chance to win a grand prize giveaway.  The opinions and words written here are my own.  I love DaySpring products and the (in)courage writers.  I find them incredibly helpful in keeping me encouraged and uplifted in my daily spiritual walk with Jesus.

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