Out of the heart the mouth speaks…
Out of the heart the pen writes…
Out of the heart the fingers type…
Out of my heart thoughts form into words, and these words sometimes come out of my mouth…on pen and paper, and occasionally online…in all cases it reveals a lot about the state and condition of my heart.
- Is it a heart of stone unwilling to mold and change or a heart of flesh soft and teachable?
- Is it an unforgiving heart holding on to grudges, or a heart choosing to extend grace?
- Is it prideful, arrogant and unrepentant or humble, broken and contrite?
- Is it greedy unwilling to share, or generous and gracious ?
- Is it a heart seeking the favor and trying to please others, or a heart seeking God’s Kingdom and bond-servant of Jesus Christ?
- Is it insecure, envious and jealous or secure in Jesus Christ, thankful and content?
- Is my heart divided and indecisive or whole and convicted and led by the Holy Spirit?
- Are God’s commandments on my heart?
Each time I turn the computer on, I take a spiritual inventory of my heart and search it and ask, “am I reading and writing from the new heart God gave me or the old one?”
My words, whether written or spoken reveal the color of my heart. Is it green with envy or red covered by the blood of Jesus Christ–Pure. My greatest desire as a writer is for me to write only when my heart is pure, when I can write Who I see–God.
Unlike talking and speaking (which I also enjoy), when I write there is a longer “grace” period between heart to thought to delivery; I can pray more fervently BEFORE I write, I pray AS I write, I pray again before I press “publish” and I continue to pray for the hearts that will read. With writing I have my ‘editor in chief’ (AKA: my husband) review and approve each entry. I realize I can do that with talking too…think before I speak~”Taking every thought captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ” (my Eternal editor in chief).
I truly understand David, a man after God’s own heart when he wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)
So what does your heart say about you these days? I put some ‘bread‘ below for you to chew on…
Almighty Father, thank You for allowing me to share what You teach me. Its been 6 months since You called me to write on this blog, please continue to help me to write by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for my new heart, a whole heart devoted to You, may I quickly confess and repent those days I forget you gave me a new heart or when my heart changes color or hardens. I want to please You. I am Yours. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.”
“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.”
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be
careful to keep my laws.
I will give them an undivided heart and will put a new spirit in them;
I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be
my people, and I will be their God.
March 16th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Awesome blog that has inspired me to make sure what is in my heart before I write my blog everyday. Thanks for sharing your heart.
March 17th, 2012 at 2:44 am
Thank you for reading!
March 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
I love you and thank you for sharing your heart 🙂 I am grateful to be influenced by your FAITH and LOVE the Lord JESUS with every breath !
The words from the mouth of God are pure and I delight in reading them and thinking them and believing them to be LIFE!
I am grateful to be allowed to hear His word and to learn how to observe His word for the sanctification of my heart and mind in TRUTH!
Psalm 119:103;John 17:17 and Matthew 4:4 came to mind as I read your very encouraging words!
Oh how great is our GOD my precious and dear friend in CHRIST!
March 17th, 2012 at 2:48 am
I love you too my Titus 2 mentor AND friend!! I am so thankful to have you in my life praying–everyone should have a friend like you…
May He always sanctify us in His Truth!!! Thank you for stopping by 😉
March 18th, 2012 at 1:37 am
I like your thoughts about there being a longer grace period between heart to thought to delivery. It’s true. Keep on writing – you are naturally talented.
March 18th, 2012 at 2:16 am
Thank you for your encouragement Rich…and thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
March 19th, 2012 at 3:22 am
Arcelia, I am so grateful to have found your blog. This post is beautiful. I love how you so thoughtfully constructed this inventory of one’s heart. They are questions to lean into as I pray, as His Spirit helps me discern where I am — the condition of my heart. Thank you for this gift! I can’t wait to share it!
March 19th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Jennifer!! I am so glad I found YOUR blog!! I just found you this Saturday and I was telling my husband about you and your inspiring writings! I am thankful I was able to share a gift with you as you share with us. My heart is full of gratitude!
March 19th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
Discovered your blog via Jennifer (You are my Girls) and am so thankful! Thank you for shedding these words and showing your heart so I could take a closer look at my own. What a blessing! Thank you!
All for Him,
March 20th, 2012 at 8:16 pm
Thank you Nikki for reading! I couldn’t help but check out your blog too! I really like the practical tips you have on there and I will be returning! Thank YOU! I like this fellowship on the web!
March 19th, 2012 at 9:06 pm
What a wonderful blessing the discovery of your blog has been today. A heart devoted to my Savior! That is what I want and I loved reading all your verses about the heart. I shall return again, and thank you.
March 20th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
Joy, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am thankful to God He allows us to encourage one another. I am also thankful to meet another heart devoted to our Savior too!! I visted your site and it looks like you are new to blogging too…i will be visiting to see what He illumniates and what you share. Thank you!
March 21st, 2012 at 9:56 pm
Fantastic write…really enjoyed this!
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