Words and thoughts // 25-05-22

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalms‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Words are powerful, they can build up or tear down, they can create a safe or a toxic environment. Apparently, on average, we speak about 16,000 words a day! Words being the overflow of what is in our hearts; what is thought about the most. It has also been identified that we have more negative thoughts than positive ones, suggesting that the words we speak are then weighted on the side of complaint and criticism! In addition to that, swearing has become so normalised that even everyday speech is peppered with violent and sexual language, and it all has an impact on the world we are in! Lord, thank You for being my Rock and my Redeemer, that place of safety and the One who can change me. Captivate my heart so that what comes out of my mouth is a better word, a healing word, an encouraging word. Guard my heart and my mouth, so that what I think about would impact what I speak about in more positive ways. May my 16,000 words count for You today. Amen 🙌🏼🙏🏼