In your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
— 1 Peter 3:15, NIV
When the mercy and love of God are cherished in our hearts, we shall not manifest a cold, hard spirit in the home and in the church toward those who do not agree with us in every idea that we hold. We all believe that the Word of God is true. Then let us, by a careful study of this Word, find out how to remove the differences existing among us. God will speak to us through His Word, and will reveal His salvation to us.
May God awaken us, and break our hearts of stone, is my prayer. We need to feel His converting power. His praise should fill our hearts and lips. The fragrance of Christ’s life is to be brought into our life. Then we can represent the great I AM. The Lord wants to work with us.
My brethren and sisters, you who...desire to hear the commendation of Christ, will you make a covenant with God, consecrating your lips and your tongue to Him, and asking Him to sanctify them.
Speech in a precious talent. God wants you to use it in His service. He desires to train your lips so that you can speak to His praise. Then your words and actions will be of that character that by them witness will be borne to the world that God sent His Son to save sinners.
On the lips that have uttered words of criticism and faultfinding, I ask Thee to put songs of thanksgiving and rejoicing.
My Saviour, we open the door of the heart, and we say, Come in and take full possession.
Take us just as we are. Wash us in Thy blood, and put upon us the robe of Thy righteousness... Be with us and help us, and Thy name shall have all the glory. Amen.
— The General Conference Bulletin, April 6, 1903
Make a covenant with God consecrating your lips and tongue to Him, ask Him to sanctify them.
Train your lips so that you can speak to His praise.
Open the door of your heart and say, Come in and take full possession.
Take us just as we are. Wash us in Your blood and put on us the robe of Your righteousness. Be with us and help us. Your name shall have all the glory. Amen.