GOD PAUSE: How are you doing so far today? As I'm getting ready to start off on a new day, I don't know all the details it will have, but I do know that God gives you and me a choice about how to live in it. And a big choice is the words we use. I was just reading in Proverbs 12:18 that says “Reckless words are like the thrusts of a sword, cutting remarks meant to stab and to hurt. But the words of the wise soothe and heal.” What power your and my words have! They not only affect the course of our day, but also the lives of those we come into contact with. So, dear Papa, we have a pretty big reminder before us today. Help me and my friend to choose our words wisely. May the flesh be suppressed and Your Spirit within us released in what we say. Amen and amen.