"A person finds joy in giving an apt reply--
and how good is a timely word"
We thank you, Father, for allowing us one more day. May we live it with gratitude and joy. Lord, pour out of your Spirit and anoint our lips, making us ready to bless, to prosper, and edify those around us. A word spoken at the right time, how good it is! It is like the balm of Gilead, which lifts up the downcast and heals the wounds of the sick. How many hearts carry bruises and scars inflicted by words spoken to them. May God keep us from hurting or hurting someone else. May we be wise and ready to listen and slow to speak. Words are able to edify as well as destroy.
"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences." Proverbs 18:21
Therefore, may God give us discernment to use the right words at the right time. Let them come out from our lips to bless and encourage, to bring peace, love, and comfort, even if they are used to rebuke and correct in love. May we be instruments in the hands of God to speak life.
Keep us, Father, from being the cause of intrigue and strife. Let us remember:
"Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent" Proverbs 17:28. May God bless us as we pray:
"Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips."
psalm 141: 3
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These reflections are written by my mom, then translated and edited by me. But, sometimes, God changes the whole thing. 😊
Thank you mom, for being such a dedicated servant of Christ, and for the example of faith you show us each and every day.