Scripture: Matthew 12:  You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
Observation: Even though I try each day to speak words of love and encouragement to honor God, it doesn’t take long before I say a sarcastic remark, a hurtful statement or an angry word. For me to say good things I need to think about it, yet to say unkind words they come out immediately.
Application: I need to work harder on my heart instead of my speech. I need to appreciate all that God has given me and build that in my heart. I need to pray for a softening of my heart.
Prayer: My Lord soften this servant’s heart that it will honor you with my actions, thoughts and words. Use me as an encourager in this world to honor you.