Proverbs 16:23-24 A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Heavenly Father, when I associate ‘pleasant’ and ‘sweet’ with words, I hear you whispering promises in my heart. I hear Jesus praying from the cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.” I hear your Son confirm the repentant, believing thief who hung next to him, “Today, you will be with me in paradise.” May my lips speak tenderly to the people around me today so that your gentleness and your care will be transmitted through me. In order for this to happen, I need you to touch my heart with forgiveness and fill me with your Spirit so that Jesus governs and guides more of my thoughts and my words day after day. Thank you! Amen.