What's In Us Comes Out of Us
“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 6:45
What are you filled up with? The Bible says, "out of the heart the mouth speaks." What do our words say about the condition of our hearts?
Sometimes hurtful things happen to us. An event happens that triggers us back to an earlier negative situation. Ouch, it still hurts. It's an area that hasn't been dealt with yet, perhaps an area of unforgiveness. God uses our current situation to expose what's in our heart.
We work hard, striving to grab hold of everything that God has for us. We don't take time to relax, our Bible study/prayer time has grown short. A co-worker asks us a question, and we snap back. Immediately we know we're in the wrong - "how could I have said that?" The heart tank is on "E". We need to get refueled again.
Our hearts, consisting of our mind, will, and emotions, (the soul), are the battleground of the triumph of good over evil in our lives. We need to always recognize the state of our hearts, so we don't fall victim to attack. When we've worked hard and given our all, we need to allow ourselves to come to a place of refreshing. When the battle has been difficult we need to allow God to pour back in. Otherwise, we can never deposit into others because we are not getting filled ourselves.
God desires that we be filled to overflowing with His Spirit, with His love, peace, and joy. Are you filled up with heaven today?
Related resource: When Heaven Invades Earth, by Bill Johnson