May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.Psalm 19:14 NIV
It’s very important that we nurture our children, spouses, friends, family and enemies with loving words. Yes! Believe it or not, your enemies deserve kind words, too!
Always remember one very harmless word can be catastrophic to another individual. We should be quick to listen and slow to respond to others. Our words are water and food for the soul. To be honest, words are the essence of life. We can use them to build or destroy oneself. Or say them to others for many reasons. However, it’s when our words are deliberately used to destroy another that becomes unpleasant to God. Let’s Pray!
Father God, thank you for giving me the ability to speak, think and respond. Give me words to say to others today and everyday. Guard my feelings of self-worth when someone tries to hurt me by saying mean and or evil things. Let me see the aggressor dressed down to their naked souls. Only for me to gain insight of their pain and make the encounter an opportunity for them to see you. For after all, I’m your ambassador. Amen