Many a sermon has begun with the words of Psalm 19 verse 14, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” It also seems to me that this prayer is a good way to begin each of our days. We will speak many words in a variety of situation throughout each day. Some in the context of our faith. Most in the normal secular activities of the day. Some well thought out for a specific task. Others, will be in casual conversation, or a spur of the moment response. The Lord is our Rock, the foundation of our lives. We desire that all that comes from us reflects the grace He extends to all people. That doesn’t mean that everything we say is solemn and pious. Our Lord is a joy. All He did was for the good of others, and that is our desire. Whether our words must be hard in giving direction or correction, or if they are to please and build up another, or just plain good fun, our words build up and not pull down. May God’s grace be upon you and undergird you in all you do today.