Using Words Wisely

image by Jenny Zhang

image by Jenny Zhang

Our every word,

that we give a voice,

directly reflects,

the depth of heart choice.

Are we invested,

rooted in His word?

Is God’s own Spirit,

the voice that is heard?

Do my words build up?

image by PuraEco

image by PuraEco

Or do they tear down?

Am I reflecting,

one wearing His crown?

As His own daughter,

may my words reflect,

His heart for people;

in honor, respect.

May love be the sound,

that’s most clearly heard,

as I trust in Him,

to choose every word.

“… For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” – (Matthew 12:34b)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Your word, and for Your Spirit – who grants us understanding as we spend time studying Your word and listening to Your voice.  May our every word be salt and light, used to build up and encourage one another in love.  Forgive us for unkind words, spoken in frustration or anger, and guard our hearts so that we only give voice to that which is good and pleasing to You.  Let our lives be a clear reflection of our relationship with You.  May many come to know You as they are washed in Your words of truth.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. I agree. We need to speak in a positive sense. Negative words and actions lead to no-where. Thank you for the excellent poetry.

  2. Wonderful verse of Godly wisdom for our recipe for life. Thank-you for sharing your gift of writing what is in your heart.

  3. Thanks for sharing these beautiful truths. I love how God emphasizes truths to us. I’m sitting in a coffee shop, listening to my Ipod as I’m reading your poem/devotion, and the song that’s playing in the background is Toby Mac’s “Speak Life”.

    “Speak life, speak life to the deadest darkest night.
    Speak life, speak life when the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
    Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted,
    watch them come to life as soon as you speak hope, you speak love, you speak life. . .

    Lift your head a little higher.
    Spread the love like fire.
    Hope will fall like rain when you speak life with the words you say.
    Raise your thoughts a little higher, use your words to inspire.
    Joy will fall like rain when you speak life with the things you say.”

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