January Series: In Psalms 24:1, David wrote, “The earth belongs to the Lord. And so does everything in it.” (NIrV) God is the author of creation, and He has entrusted us to care for and cultivate the world we see around us. We do that by taking responsibility. From work we need to accomplish, to people we meet, to the words we use, life is filled with moments when we can decide to reflect God’s character, take responsibility, and use what we have wisely. When we follow through and do what needs to be done, we can point others to Jesus — the One who took the ultimate responsibility for us and made it possible for us to be with God forever.
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Use your words wisely.
Say What You Need to Say (Use Words Wisely) • Ephesians 4:29
Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:29, “Don’t let any evil talk come out of your mouths. Say only what will help to build others up and meet their needs.” (NIrV) Our words have the power to help or hurt others. We should use our words responsibly, because what we say and how we speak to others matters.
Engage in everyday moments together this week:
- Morning time: As your kid starts their day, let them know about something they said or did that encouraged you.
- Mealtime: At a meal this week, have everyone at the table answer this question: “What is something nice someone has said to you? What is something mean or unkind someone has said to you?”
- Drive time: While on the go, ask your kid: “Tell me about one thing you did today that made you feel proud (and why).”
- Bedtime: Pray for each other: “God, help us use our words wisely. Let us not be careless with our words when we are hurt, angry, or even hungry. Help us to honor You and others with what we say and how we say it.”