One of the groups I work with has this sort of goofy recognition program call “Pizza Slices”, where when one of your coworkers does something worth while or whatever, you send then a mythological pizza slice, by recognizing their work via a nice email.
Well, one of our fellow daily buffeters, and recent contributor, Joel A, has been on fire with these lately. Not quantity, but quality. He has been encouraging others and building them up with his words – his enlivened words. That’s a great way to impact people. Even though his pizza slice was not for me, his encouragement of others has even given me some encouragement. Sort of reminds me of the type of reaction that the gifts from God spurn in us!
15-17So, friends, take a firm stand, feet on the ground and head high. Keep a tight grip on what you were taught, whether in personal conversation or by our letter. May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, The Message)
How will you enliven your speech to impact others today?