Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday Verses

Devotional on the Power of our Words
Happy Sunday! I recently saw a saying that said, "If you can't be kind, be quiet." How often do we say something that we later regret? Our words--my words, your words--have power. We can use our words to encourage, soothe, uplift and inspire others. We also can weaponize our words by grumbling, gossiping, disparaging, and lying. Here is the thing that I think many of us don't realize--not only do our words have power, BUT we have power over them. We can indeed be silent when we have nothing nice to say. We have the gift of being able to ask God for help with what we say. We can ask him to guard our words, to speak in such a way that our words give life rather than demean. Before we head out the door, heck, even before we get out of bed, let's ask God to guard our words throughout the day. Let's ask Jesus for help to say what we need to say and to keep our mouths shut when we should. 


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