DEVOTION: “God first brings His power into us. Then He gives us verbal expressions by the same Spirit, the outward manifestation of what is within us. “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” – Matthew 12:34 (pg 161)
How’s your heart? Anyone ever ask you that question? Really, how’s your heart? Yes, it’s beating. Yes, it’s pushing blood through your body and keeping you alive….but, down at it’s core, how’s your heart?
What lies deep in the depths of the soul? In the dark recesses of the heart where even you’re afraid to go sometimes. There are caverns and caves where some not so pleasant things hide.
This is where Jesus wants to work the most on us I believe. Because…those caves, when they have been excavated and filled in. When they have collapsed on themselves, freedom begins to step forward and reign in our lives.
Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. When we let our hearts really open up to the Spirit and how He wants to remodel…then, and only then, can we really let His light shine forth. Out with the old!
Begin the excavation. Be ready for the change. Let the light of Jesus shine deep into the recesses of it all and begin to clean out all that doesn’t belong there.
PRAYER: God, that our hearts would be clean. That our hearts would be emptied of all that is not of You.