Clear, concise, accurate. These are the words I use while teaching writing skills to various classes. We have thousands of words to use, but selecting the correct ones to reflect anything is a skill. To poets, every word counts, it must be stripped back to its basic essence. The right word will conjure up a vivid picture, because it involves the reader or listener using their imagination and memory to 'fill the gap's between the lines.
I love the many brilliant words in our Bible, and the mind pictures they paint. Think of the Fruits of the Spirit. ponder each word and what it represents.
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, perseverence, self control.
Beautiful fruit indeed, fragrant in our lives, and pleasing to God. A tree is judged by the fruit it bears, not by the fruit it talks about. Growing fruit takes time, energy and patience. The grower needs vision and faith to protect and supply the tree's basic needs.
The following single words sum up their accompanying picture. They sum up each picture with clarity, describing briefly the content of the picture. The right word in the right place at the right time makes all the difference to recipients of words.
I hope you enjoy viewing them, and thinking about the power of words. They can bless or destroy, they can comfort or grieve, they can cause laughter or tears. They are tricky little weapons that need to be handled and used with care.
May our words today be sweet to the taste, gentle to the ear, and honouring to God.
Remember, it's easier to bit your tongue than to swallow your words.
May God bless your positive words today.
May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our heart be acceptable unto Thee, O Lord.