I still have WORDS on my mind.
I'm studying the book of James. Whew! That has caused a stir of introspection and a strong measure of consideration to the power of the tongue. Yes, conviction has resulted. And much praying of Scriptures relating to my words.
Here are some words from The Word to further encourage us...in all of our relationships.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:12 NIV)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another....
(Hebrews 10:24 NIV)
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10 NIV)
Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV)
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2 NIV)
Be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. (1 Peter 3:8 NIV)
Fathers [and mothers], do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4 NIV)
Encourage one another and build each other up.... (1Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)
May all of our words speak life and love to those around us!
I'm praying sweet blessings over the words you speak and hear today!