Our words have great power. Power to encourage and power to hurt. Power to build someone up or power to cripple them. Words that we say can stay with people for years. Words can help fashion someone’s self image, confidence or worth. Our words have huge potential to damage, degrade and destroy. Our words have huge potential to encourage, build up and affirm. Let us be slow to speak, choosing our words wisely and remembering the power that they hold. Let us speak knowing we are speaking on behalf of God.