“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6 NIV)
Your words have the power to heal or hurt, bless or curse, so choose wisely.
The best way to do so is to seek God’s guidance. When we don’t know what to say, we can simply ask Him and choose to be guided by His Spirit. It’s better to wait on the Lord than rush ahead thinking we know what’s best.
Let us be intentional with our words, seeking to bless those who listen. Let us be humble when we make mistakes and be quick to make amends. We won’t be perfect, but we can rely on the One who is.
Sometimes I feel like I don’t know what to say. The words I choose and the way I say them tend to come up short.
That’s why I’m so thankful for your grace which covers over my mistakes. Forgive me for every ill-spoken word, thoughtless action and missed opportunity. Help me to be quick to make amends and to love others deeply.
Encourage me, dear God to move forward in your grace, confident that you have given me a fresh start. Let your love be evident in the way I speak and treat others, so they may see your power at work in me. I want nothing more than to live a life that pleases you. Whether it is in my conversations, my thoughts or my actions, I pray that I will seek to honor you. Help me to speak words of life to those along my path today. Speak through me, I pray, that others may come to know you. Thank you for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. (Proverbs 17:9 NIV)
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (I Peter 4:8 NIV)