I love you! In that statement love is a verb, which means it’s an action word. Saying you love someone and showing them they are loved are two totally different things. Words without actions mean absolutely nothing.  Love is what love does!  When you feel loved you behave differently. When you feel loved you have the tendency to want to do better. When you love someone, you will do whatever it takes to ensure they have everything they need, along with some of their desires. 

Our children are one of the greatest blessings that God has given us here on earth. They all should feel loved. The Word teaches us there is power in the tongue! Yes, whatever you speak manifests, so we should be very intentional with our choice of words. With that in mind, just take a moment and think about what you are speaking over and to your child/children. Are the words you are speaking nourishing?  Are they encouraging? Are those words building them up? Are those words positive? Are those words inspirational? Let’s take a moment to stop and think about how we communicate and what we are communicating to our children. Let’s be mindful of what we say and how we say it. The words we speak to them, will be forever etched in their memory and it’s up to us whether they are positive or negative. Simple words like I love you, you are smart, you are beautiful, I am proud of you, or you are doing a great job can make a difference in a child’s life. It gives them the will, desire, motivation and the extra push they need to continue to do good and stay on the right path. 

While speaking life into them, what else should we be doing? It’s time to act! Again, love is what love does! Now we can ask the question, do my words and actions match?  Do we hug and kiss on them daily? Do we take the time to sit down and talk with them to see how their day was at school? Yes, kids are allowed to have bad days just like adults do. Do we ask, if there is anything going on with them that we are not aware of? Are we asking how they feel about their lives?  Are we asking, if everything is good and if not, what can we do to help them? These are simple questions that can lead to good dialogue, where you may learn something that you just didn’t know. Are we spending enough quality time watching their favorite movies, playing their favorite games or doing whatever it is that brings them joy? These are opportunities that will put them in a relaxed atmosphere to get them to talk and understand you are genuinely concerned about their well-being and have their best interest at heart.

Our children should experience love first and foremost at home! They should feel like they can talk to us about anything that may be going on in their lives. This is not just for school age children, but for adult children as well. There is no cutoff age when it comes to love, everybody should experience it!  Showing our children daily acts of love and words of affirmation can change everything! So, lets continue to speak positive words over or to them until we see manifestation. Let’s continue to love on them through our actions. Let’s love them to life!