Happy Thursday Saints.
The God’s Word Translation of Proverbs 4:23 says, “GUARD YOUR HEART MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, BECAUSE THE SOURCE OF YOUR LIFE FLOWS FROM IT.”
You can control what comes out of your mouth by controlling what you allow in your heart.
Many of us don’t really think about what we allow into our hearts. Some think that a little bit of unforgiveness is alright, or that a tiny speck of resentment is harmless. But if you allow them to remain in your heart, one way or another – they will come out and cause problems.
Hebrews 12:15 says “WATCH OUT THAT NO POISONOUS ROOT OF BITTERNESS GROWS UP TO TROUBLE YOU, CORRUPTING MANY.”
When we don’t deal with a single root of bitterness, it has the potential to grow and eventually poison our tongue and harm other people. Undealt with bitterness is never a private affair.
Remember Saints, if it’s in your heart and you don’t take the time to acknowledge it and deal with it appropriately – it will COME OUT.
If you can take responsibility for what’s inside your heart, you will control what comes out of your mouth.
And if you can control what comes out of your mouth, you will determine whether or not your relationships are corrupted or blessed.
You can’t control how others behave or what others say, but you have complete control over what you allow to get through to your heart. Keep all that is harmful and toxic out. And let all that is loving and uplifting in.
As the guardian of your heart, you have the power to fill it with extraordinary qualities. And therefore you can be as loving, kind, generous, encouraging, faithful and honourable as you want to be. Fill your heart with all that is good, pure and lovely because if you can change what’s within you, the outside world will follow.
Have an awesome day. God bless and lots’a love,