Seeking The Things That Are Above Part – 6

Luke 6: 45 —— A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

You’ve heard it said that you are what you eat. If that is true, it is truer that you are what you say. Your words reveal your heart. The things you say, and how you say them expose and unveil the condition and attitudes of your heart.

The above scripture shows us absolutely clearly, that problems and issues of life are developed in our heart. The Lord Jesus said “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. Even though our circumstances may be negative, let us make a commitment to speak our faith and not our current situation or what others have said to us. Even though we have no physical evidence to back us up, let us speak God’s Promises. When we do that we walk in the Spirit and we will be given the ability to receive positive results. Above all we will experience a deeper intimate relationship with God.

If you want good fruit to be produced from your life, it is going to take a lot of hard work. Good fruit from a follower of Jesus Christ is no accident. It takes a lot of hard work and a refusal to compromise.

Every word that proceeds out of our mouth must be chosen carefully, treated like a gem and spoken with love. Our speech should be seasoned with grace and truth, with love and respect such that it seems as if Jesus Christ Himself is speaking through that person.

We must grow where we are planted. We must learn to speak little, and learn much. We need daily watering through the Word. We should prune our words so that only the best will come forth.

God is in the fruit producing business and you and I are His trees. He wants good fruit so He goes to great length to make good trees. He factors in the age, the soil type, the sun exposure, the temperature. He waters, prunes, and fertilizes as needed. When we become good trees, we naturally begin to produce good fruit.

Have you ever listened to what comes out of your mouth? The words when you pray. The words when you talk. The words you speak on the phone. Just listen to yourself sometime. When you talk to others, do you always try to turn the conversation back to yourself?

Listen to yourself pray sometime. What do you pray for? Who do you pray for? How do you pray? When was the last time you focused instead on magnifying God, and praising His name, and thanking Him for all that He has done? When was the last time you didn’t even mention yourself in your prayers? Try it sometimes. Rather than praying for your sicknesses, and your worries, and your struggles, pray entirely for someone else.

Do you want to get a glimpse of your heart? Listen to the words that proceed from your mouth.

“Without the sun, there is no shadow; without the Son, there is only shadow.” 

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