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Day 13 - Where Am I?

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matt 12:33)

If you want to know where you are and where you are going in your spiritual life, listen to your own words. Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things” (Matthew 12:33-34).

He then adds that, on the day of judgment, we will give an account for every “idle” word we speak (verse 35).

The word “treasure” in verse 34 could be translated “de- posit;” thus, whatever has been deposited in our lives will come out in words. Our words are powerful forces that not only reveal our spiritual condition, but also dynamically impact our future and that of others. This is why we will have to answer for every idle (non-life producing) word we speak.

Where are we? Our words are our indicator - especially words spoken when we are under pressure. Where are we going? Like a ship’s rudder, our words will direct our destiny (James 3:4,5). What then do we need to do? Radically make good depos- its through thinking about and speaking God’s truths. How do we know if we are ready for the next level in God? It’s when our words consistently speak faith, hope, and love in the level we are in now.


Declare: My mouth is a powerful instrument for God’s kingdom. I daily make good deposits into my heart. My words increasingly reveal a heart full of faith, a heart full of hope, and a heart full of love.

Checklist to Ignite Faith: ___ BR ___ RD ___ DD ___OD ___ NF

 

If we radically change our words about God and our- selves, we will find a shortcut through the wilderness of life.

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