From Light of the Nations
August 5: Your Heart’s Content
Your entire life is controlled and determined by your heart. What is the heart? The Bible provides us with many truths about it. When the Bible uses the word heart it usually refers to our sub- conscious minds and their contents. Historically, the heart has been a metaphor for the center of our being (i.e the spirit and the soul). Our hearts or subconscious minds are what motivate us in our attitudes and actions, even though we may not be aware of what is influencing us.
Jesus Christ emphasized the following: “For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him” (Matthew 12:34-35). “But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man “unclean.’ For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man ‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ‘unclean.'” (Matthew 15:18-20.)
In the statements above, the principle of the heart and its power to control all of our lives is evident. Whatever is in your heart dictates your experience in life. According to Jesus, all our actions are motivated by the content of our hearts or what is stored in our subconscious minds. This leads us to ponder on the following truth: The way you think about yourself, your goals, and others, come from your heart. If you want the good to be stored up in you, you must change what you feed your heart with.
Note: Whatever is in your heart dictates your experience in life. It’s within your heart you resolve to not follow the trends in the world but to listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost, if you’ve been born again, or to choose to be born again and follow Christ. What’s in your heart now? May God help you to choose life today from the abundance of your heart, in Jesus’ name.
Let’s pray: Father, my heart is the center of my being and reflects who I actually am. I want my heart and life to reflect you. May my words and actions reveal the good things You have stored up in me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Today’s reading: Psalm 68-69; Romans 8:1-21
Your Mouth Speaks from Your Heart.