We create the atmosphere we will live in with the words we speak. So one of the ways we can change the temperature of our life and our world is by changing what we allow to come out of our mouths.
There is a measure of greatness is everyone, simply because God has created each one. Sometimes we need to dig in, but there is such blessing as we find that greatness and encourage others as we speak about it.
Every now and again, we may get caught up in the cycle of negativity, only seeing the bad. A critical spirit is easy to catch and spread with horrible results. But the God of mercy can help us deal with and overcome my own critical nature. To bring life to those around us.
Our words matter to our children. No one has ever criticized their children into better character.
May our words be marked with love. Tell them what they did right. May our words be marked by wisdom. May they leave our presence feeling built up. It has been said that there are two sides to our children, one may be a pain, the other is a prince/princess. The one we speak to, is the one who will answer.
May we live out Ephesians 4:29.. may it become the filter of our lives. before we open our mouth, may this filter our words. Write this down, keep it in front of us as a daily reminder. May we live this out. "Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers."