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Below is the poem entitled RELEASING A BLESSER which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Kind words create beautiful images on our soul
Negative words and their power leave hearts not whole
A good word can edify—confirm talents and skills
Whilst criticism our essence with doubt-- conflict fills
Comments can result in crushing snowball effects
Changing our course as weeks, months, years are wrecked
Why should we neglect such powerful tools
When our mouths bless others—positivity rules
Mistakenly we degrade, demean, criticize and destroy
Our tongues were fashioned to bless God –give others joy
We need to cultivate potential sources of sanctification
In this way our lives will follow corresponding persuasion
When blessings from our hearts are released
God makes sure they return and is pleased

Inspired by James 3:9—“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in Gods likeness”

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  1. Date: 6/2/2013 7:29:00 AM
    I thank you for your kind visit today. It is nice to see you living out your values and being encouraging with your words. Words are truly wondrous and powerful things. When you consider all of creation came into being through God's spoken word. It is also wonderful that you have honored God through your words and directed us all back to God's Words. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 11:40:00 PM
    At my work we tease each other quite a bit. It's one sarcastic comment on-top of another (for the most part I believe it's all in good fun... but after reading this it makes me take a closer look at what I actually say and how it affects people). In the bible it is said, "The mouth is a the megaphone of the heart"... take care of what you say, and realize how far a simple compliment will transform someone else's day... once again masterfully done!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:43:00 PM
    For everything there is a season. But yes, I see that the majority of people err on the side of senseless criticism and seem to enjoy demeaning others. Way to go for making a difference in this world!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 12:48:00 PM
    This poem is a true blessing...Getting ready to go to work and I will most certainly take these thoughts with me...Thank you Kim - Tim

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 12:08:00 PM
    - If we can not say anything positive ...... keep your mouth shut ... is my motto. - Thanks for the nice poem Kim. - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 2:29:00 PM
    A truly necessary piece! How quick many forget who the other really is inside.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 9:52:00 AM
    well if i had any doubts about positivity they certainly have been addressed now,, with this wonderful poetry....