Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fill My Heart with Good

I can't believe that today is my 99th post! Wow, tomorrow for my 100th post I have an exciting giveaway. I can't wait to share it with you.

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.


Daveda said...

This is such a good post. It seems that I have read several posts the last couple of days about our words. I love that you mentioned turning to Jesus to change your heart so that your words are an overflow of whats inside. this is the only way to truly change...continually turning to Him and trusting Him to work in us. thanks for this wonderful reminder!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hey Amy! Something I also need to do! I don't turn things over to Jesus enough.
Love Collette xxx