For quite a while now, I’ve been taught about this concept of your mouth speaking what your heart feels. The Bible says in Matthew 15:18 “But the things that come out of a person’s mouth comes from the heart…” and Luke 6:45 mentions how “the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” So, naturally, this leaves me wondering what’s on my heart.
Anybody who knows me knows that I love the question “How’s your heart?” There are multiple reasons why I ask this question (all very sincere reasons), but the biggest is that I truly believe in what these versus are trying to portray – the way out hearts are, be it good, bad, angry, vengeful, etc., that’s how we’re going to act in our most vulnerable moments. That road rage you get when someone cuts you off probably has more to do with you than the person in front of you. The impatience you feel when dealing with a situation might say more about you than the situation. Maybe the whole “it’s not you, it’s me” concept should be taken a little more seriously.
The point is, we have a funny way of speaking into existence the way our hearts really feel at the most inconvenient of times. I remember going to a women’s conference once and was taught about the importance of praying over your own heart, and, boy, that has made a HUGE difference in my life and my actions.
The beginning of the Luke verse I mentioned earlier is “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.” So if you’re putting out into the world what you’re heart is full of, what kind of impact are you having?