A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6 v 45
How is your heart? What is it full of?
Sometimes I can catch myself in the middle of a rant, a verbal outpouring if you like. I have pulled out my soap box and I am standing on it having a loud say about something. It is my poor husband who gets to hear these little out pourings but most of the time I am just going over it in my head. Thankfully the soap box is just a metaphorical one in my head and it never makes it out into the wide open space of life!
These out pourings are a result of what is going on in my heart.
Let me give you a hypothetical… I begin to vent at the fact that somebody has just bought a new car. I begin to go on about how they already had a car that worked perfectly fine, I tell others that I believe it is a miss use of finances, they should be more wise, they have everything, it is not fair, rant, rant, rant, rant. My heart is then full of jealousy.
The mouth will speak what the heart is full of.
If my heart is full of jealousy then my mouth will speak harsh and condemning words. In my heart I am comparing myself to others, They get things that I don’t therefore I am not loved enough, I am not worthy enough. Or it could go in the opposite direction of look at them being so foolish with their finances, they should be wise like me. Either way, what is happening in the heart is not a good thing.
I know my heart needs a good detox. I need to replace those things that are not good for me with things that will nourish my heart and soul so that my mouth will speak life. I need to replace jealousy with love. Love of myself and to know that I am worthy to receive and love for others so that I can rejoice when they receive. To replace doubt with faith. To replace fear and anxiety with strength and courage and to replace brokenness with the love of God.
How is your heart?