Next Time You Open Your Mouth – Think First! Words Are Powerful And Can Hurt Or Heal – Your Call.

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18

Words can cut, hurt, wound and destroy. God cautions us to be careful with our tongue. God also encourages us that used properly, our tongue and words can heal, restore, build up and express love – His love. Be mindful of your tongue today. Take inventory of how it affects others. I was reminded of the scripture above as I heard a song from Carrie Underwood “Little Toy Guns.” Read the lyrics below and take a listen. Begin anew today and vow to use your tongue and words for God’s GOOD. As they say…what goes around, comes around.

“Little Toy Guns”

In between the coats in the closet
She held onto that heart-shaped locket
Staring at a family, flawless
But it ain’t a pretty picture tonight
Mom and daddy just won’t stop it
Fighting at the drop of a faucet
Cuts through the walls, catastrophic
She’s caught in the crossfire
Puts her hands over her ears
Starts talking through the tears
And she’s saying, and she’s praying

I wish words were like little toy guns
No sting, no hurting no one
Just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
Yeah, no smoke, no bullets
No kick from the trigger when you pull it
No pain, no damage done
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
And just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Wish there was a white flag waving
Or that they were both just faking
And it was just a game they were playing
Like shoot-’em-up cowboys
Leave the plastic pistols in the front yard
Throw away the scorecard
And just turn off all the noise

I wish words were like little toy guns
No sting, no hurting no one
Just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)
Yeah, no smoke, no bullets
No kick from the trigger when you pull it
No pain, no damage done
(I wish words like were little toy guns)
And just a bang, bang rolling off your tongue
(I wish words were like little toy guns)

Toy guns

Oh, I wish they didn’t cut like a knife
I wish they didn’t break you inside
I wish they didn’t bang, bang
Make you wanna run…

Yeah, like little toy guns

Carrie Underwood