This morning I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, along with everyone else in my house. When I finally sat down to read my Bible, (against my 3 year-olds wishes. . .she wanted me to help her play the Wii), this is the verse that I read. I just had to hang out there for awhile. I am still thinking about what I read.
". . .For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:34
That little verse is very powerful. Jesus says later in Matthew 12:36, "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken."
I try hard to think before I speak. However, how much easier it would be if I focused on changing my heart. Better yet, asking Jesus to help me change my heart. ". . .For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks."
With a changed heart I would not have to think so hard about watching what I say. For out of the overflow of my heart would be ". . .love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am praying today that God will do a big work on my heart.