"There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." -Proverbs 12:18 (NASB)
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer." -Psalms 19:14 (NASB)
The need for respectful and loving conversations extends beyond middle school classrooms! When we start to talk, we need to think about the consequences of our words. Words can hurt. Words can separate us from others and they can separate ourselves and others from God. Carefully chosen words, on the other hand, can heal and bring us closer together and closer to God. To choose the right words, we need to pray to God and allow Him to give us the appropriate hearts and words to honor Him and show His love!
Don't carelessly squeeze out your words, but keep your heart set on God and choose words that honor Him!
Thank You for loving me. Help me to keep my heart set on You and allow my words to show Your love and to honor You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.