A man once sat down to have dinner with his family. Before they began to eat, the family members joined hands around the table and the man said a prayer, thanking God for the food, the hands that prepared it, and for the source of all life.
During the meal, however, he complained at length about the staleness of the bread, the bitterness of the coffee and a bit of mold he found on one edge of the lump of cheese.
His younger daughter asked him, “Daddy, do you think God heard you say grace before the meal?”
“Of course, honey,” he answered confidently.
Then she asked, “Do you think God heard everything that was said during dinner?”
“Why, yes I believe so. God hears everything.”
She thought for a moment and then asked, “Daddy, which do you think God believed?”
Truly, the Lord hears everything we say during a day, not only those words that are addressed specifically to Him.
Make everything you say today worthy of His overhearing!