“Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.” Ephesians 4:29
The words we speak have the power to do great good or great harm. If we speak words of encouragement and hope, we can lift others up. That’s what God commands us to do. Sometimes when we feel secure and uplifted we find it easy to speak kind words to others. Sometimes when we are discouraged or tired, we can hardly summon the energy to uplift ourselves, much less anyone else. God intends that we speak words of kindness and wisdom and trust, no matter our circumstances, no matter our emotions. When we do, we share a priceless gift with the world and we give glory to the One who gave His life for us.