Have you ever thought about how our words impact others especially on social media. Words will make or break every relationship that we have. Our words will either draw people to us (kindness), or they will push people away (harsh).
Words, written or spoken, carry great deal of weight in our lives. Even if you need to speak words of correction to someone you can season those words with salt. That just means we can frame our words in such a way that even though they are corrective, they can be easily swallowed, or heard.
I don’t know about you, but I want my words to always be filled with generous amounts of God’s grace, and seasoned with heavenly inspired salt.
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouths, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29
“Father, I can clearly see how important my words are. Help me today to guard my words and only use words that build up the people in my world. May my words, whether spoken or written, be with grace and seasoned with salt. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
I think we have all learned that words can bring hope, encouragement and love. They can strengthen us, and nourish our spirit when we are emotionally weary. They can help us draw together in peacefulness. Words can be like comfort food. We have also learned that Words can also bring bitterness and resentment. Words can spread anger and division between us, breaking relationships apart. They can burn, sting, and crush us apart inside, destroying our peace. Words can be poison.
Too often when we are dealing with: gossip, mean thoughts towards others, course language, lust, you name it, we try to just stop ourselves from saying the words or thinking the thoughts.
Instead, we should be getting to the root of the problem, our heart. It all boils down to the meditation of our heart, which should ever be on Christ.
This Psalm 19:14 reminds us that the words of our mouth begin with the meditations of our heart. If we meditate on God’s word, then the words of our mouth will be naturally sweetened by God’s goodness and kindness.
O Holy and Almighty God, I want this day to be a day of worship and honor to you. May my life praise you: not just in thought, not just in words, but also in action. In the name Jesus I pray. Amen.