THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 6:43-45
“For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:45)
If only there was a ‘mouth-o-meter’ that could test my words.
Not just the exact words, but their meaning and intent.
How many of my words would be self-serving?
Am I trying to be funny, or to be liked, or to sound smart?
How often would there be an edge to what I was saying?
Is my listening exercised in healthy proportion to my speaking?
(Some say two ears to one mouth means listening twice as much.)
Jesus says our words reflect what is inside of us.
He came to change us from the inside out, to address the source.
Greed, pride, fear, anger, selfishness, these are deep down roots.
They are the source of the fruit of my mouth, and my life.
The Spirit of Jesus is working to root these out, and heal them.
I need to be open and receptive to His conviction and correction.
What is a toxic fume in my life I sense the Spirit wanting to address?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I have followed You for many years, but there are still selfish roots within me, which show through my words and actions. I still need Your help!