What Is Your Heart Filled With?
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn-bushes, or grapes from briers.
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.”
– Luke 6:43-45 (NIV)
Growing up as a young minister I heard my pastor say severally the ‘heart and mouth connection’. It made little sense to me then. But as I grew older in life and ministry, I have come to realize the truth of heart and mouth connection.
That the mouth speaks out of the overflow of the heart. And your life will go exactly in the direction of what you say with your mouth.
Everything in a person’s life has come to him as a result of what he has said in the past. If a man speaks good, good comes to him and if he speaks bad, bad is what he gets!
So your life goes in the direction of your word and confession.
However, a person’s mouth does not just speak in isolation except it had first been inspired by the content of his heart.
Hence if I speak evil, it is because my heart is filled with evil and now overflowing out through the mouth-gate. I speak gracious words only because that is what my heart has produced.
If you must change the direction of your life, then change what you say.
However, your words are changed only in relation to a change in your heart!
What is your heart filled with?
Evil or good?
Faith or doubt?
Possibility or impossibility?
Upbeat or downcast?
From the fruit of their lips, people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward. (Proverbs 12:14 | NIV)
To change your life, change your words and to change your word, change your heart!
All bad fortunes will leave your life once you surrender your heart to be processed by God’s Spirit and your mouth gets inspired by God’s Word!
For it is so true that a man shall be satisfied with the fruit of his lips.
Dear Awesome God, I yield my heart and mouth to you. By the blood of Jesus Christ, I cancel every wrong and evil declaration against my life, family, ministry, business, and community. I raise up the banner of favor, restoration, deliverance, and prosperity over my life. Fill me Lord with the Spirit of faith, cleanse my mind with your word of love and power. May your thoughts become my thoughts, may your words become my words. May your word prevail in my life today and forevermore. In Jesus name. Amen.