Following on last week's discussion around the importance of guarding your heart & transforming your mind. What we feed our mind will take root, grow in our hearts & overflow out of our mouths.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Matthew 15:19 NKJV
We need to take care of our heart health in order to change what flows out of it.
Proverbs 4:20 tells us to guard our hearts.
Pay attention to what you allow in.
Damage is caused by the:
Echo of disappointments
Reality of personal failures & compromise
Residue/venom of hurtful words
We need to remove the infections by embracing forgiveness.
Accept God's forgiveness
Mirror God's forgiveness to others.
Romans 12: 2 tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
What we entertain in our minds will ultimately drop into our hearts.
Faith comes by hearing thus if we fill ourselves up with the Word of God, our hearts will be restored & that will change what we speak about.
I have the power to choose what thoughts I will allow.
My decisions determine my destination.
Our words have great power to influence our lives, so let us be careful to weigh them up against God's Word before we speak.