I have seen statistics that say the average person speaks about 860.3 million words over the course of his or her lifetime. One source says that is like speaking the entire King James Bible 1,110 times! As we communicate, we talk a lot, sometimes without stopping to think about our words. However, our words matter!
Whenever we are ready to talk, we should consider the source and purpose of our words. Are we talking just to hear ourselves? Are we trying to bring out something good or are we doing the opposite and trying to tear someone down? God is love and truth. Our words should reflect both God's truth and His love. We should speak in ways that bring out goodness and love. If we don't have the words to say, we can always ask God to guide our tongues and give us careful, meaningful words that serve His purpose!
Choose your words carefully and you won't have to account for them later!
Thank You for Your love and for being willing to help me. Please guide my words so they are carefully chosen for Your purposes. Through Jesus I pray, amen.