I had a young boy stop by my office today. I had never met him before and I wasn’t really sure what he wanted or needed, so I had him sit down, and I started asking questions and listening as he talked. He really didn’t talk a lot and he talked so soft that I had a hard time hearing everything that he said. When he left my office he said, “thank you, you are a good listener, and you ask good questions”. As I thought about the short time I chatted with this total stranger I wondered if anything that I said made any permanent change or impact on his life, I hoped so, I tried very hard to say just the right words to him. As I pondered that, I thought of one of my life verses in Proverbs 18:20-21, “With the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach will be satisfied; He will be satisfied with the product of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” You never know when the Lord is going to drop a perfect stranger into your life and give you an opportunity to make a difference in his life. It is good if you would be able to speak words that have an impact.

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