For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34 – Amplified)
The Lord led me on Wednesday night to begin a series of teachings on the importance of our words and how they impact life. I mentioned this in Thursday’s blog and used an analogy of how the Lord wants us to cooperate with spiritual law much like we do the natural laws of physics. But I don’t want to give the impression that words are just a mechanical way of releasing faith to get what you want from God. That’s not the way it is!
Words are an audible impression of heart content. The power of the words we speak comes from the content of what’s in our heart, in our minds and emotions. The power of our words comes from what we really believe within.
Words are like the water running over the rim of a reservoir. They spring up from what’s inside. By the time we come to Jesus, we are already full of past life experiences that have produced certain thoughts, feelings and actions. It’s wrong thinking, wrong believing, and wrong speaking, that defeat us. Jesus wants us to allow Him into the contents of our inner life,that is, into our thoughts, motives, and emotions.
Jesus knows what is in us from our past. He knows what affects us and urges us to do what we do. And He can help us sort it out! He wants us to invite Him in to our thought life, our emotional life, and He wants to talk to us about why we do what we do.
Our inner life, our soul (mind, emotions, and will) is a mismatched assortment of outright lies from the enemy, judgments towards others, judgments against ourselves, and wrong thinking passed down from our families and life experiences!
Our soul (mind, emotions, and will), could be compared to a messy closet that has so many things thrown around and piled on each other, that we just can’t see where to begin! Right words, right confession of what we believe starts by allowing Jesus entrance into our inner world of thinking and feeling.
Confession of God’s word that produces spiritual and natural fruit begins by first of all allowing Jesus to sort through the contents of our heart! Invite Him today to search you though and through. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.(24) Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life (Psalm 139:23-24 -NLT). Our iniquities, our secret heart and its sins [which we would so like to conceal even from ourselves], You have set in the [revealing] light of Your countenance (Psalm 90:8 – Amplified) May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14 – NLT)
Take some time beginning today to get alone with Jesus. Find a quite place where you won’t be interrupted, turn the lights low, and begin to tell ask Jesus to reveal to what needs changing in you. He is a very gentle person. He loves you more than anyone you’ve ever known.
He knows everything about you. He knows what motivates you. Nothing is hidden from His sight. Invite His holy presence into your inner world of thinking and feeling. Be willing to be gut level honest. Through the Holy Spirit in your spirit, Jesus will speak to you and deal with you. He will free you from wrong thinking, wrong believing, and from wrong feelings that rule you. He will help you change and organize the contents of your heart life. Then, your words will overflow from a heart filled with Him. And your life will begin a dramatic transformation.