Recently, I have felt like the Lord has been convicting me to evaluate what I say and whether or not it is a reflection of who He is or of my own sinful nature. Unfortunately, the more I think about it, the more I realize it’s the latter.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. // Luke 6:45
This verse led me to ask myself two very important questions. I implore you to take a minute to yourself, grab your journal, and ask yourself the same two questions.
1. What do my current words say about my heart?
2. What do I want my words to be a reflection of?
Do your words reflect the Word? That is the ultimate question and goal. To live and speak as Christ did. To be a depiction of the love, glory, patience, and kindness of our Father. To have a heart position that is all for Him.
So, how do we do it then? Well, God in His infinite glory and humor presented me with the following verse a single day after convicting me to think about my words.
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. // Ephesians 5:18-20
Now, this doesn’t mean we literally have to go around singing, that wouldn’t be loving to anyone if it came from me! But it does mean we have to spend our days in praise. It does mean that we must be filled with the Spirit and speak to each other with the love, joy, and kindness that overflows from within us when we are living for and with Christ. When our lives revolve around Him no matter the struggle or pain we are enduring we will always speak with the love and comfort, the reassurance and kindness, the pure joy we feel because of Him.
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