Meditation Thought: “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart” (Matthew 15:18)
What is in your heart flows out through your mouth. Is love in your heart? Love of whom? Yourself? Your God? Your family? Your enemies? All who hear you will know! You cannot hide who you are – try as you might. But you can change who you are: you can change your heart – when you open your heart to the Spirit, you transform your heart you have a new one – an all-encompassing love.
What proceeds from your mouth is a river – a river that overflows onto all who hear you; does your river dirty and pollute them – or does it cleanse and refresh? It depends upon whether your river originates from a heart purified by obedience to your Creator’s will in the form of the Spirit filtering all un-God-like particles from your heart.
Every word you utter is either unfiltered or filtered, and the results of your words are directly related to your choice of using the Spirit-filter or not.
Suggested prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, dwell within my heart; be the filter that cleanses, purifies and glorifies the words proceeding from my heart. I would have a river pure and bright, bringing renewal to all it touches: help me, Father, to trust you to aid me in installing the holy Filter before the word flows from me – Lord Jesus, through Your loving sacrifice you made the installing of the Filter possible – thank you! Holy Spirit, by an act of my will, and by the determination of my mind, and the focusing of my emotions on the precepts of the kingdom, I reshape my heart to allow Your Filter to be installed and maintained in my heart. Amen.