Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Operation Uplift: Have You Considered the Heart-Mouth Connection?

The heart is such a complex organ. It’s the seat of our emotions and houses every reaction we have ever felt—love, rejection, abandonment, frustration, joy, victory, grief, fear. What’s more, when the heart anticipates a situation on the horizon it revs its engine and the next thing we know our feelings are generously sprayed everywhere. Depending on how we are raised we can become experts at masking what the heart is really saying. We’ll be hurting on the inside and will grin and front like everything’s alright on the outside. Despite that deception, the words we speak are a reflection of the content of our hearts. An angry heart will speak angry words even if those words are colored with laughter or a quick ‘I was just playing.’ It stands to reason then that if our words are evil and mean and destructive and hurtful, then we would do well to examine our hearts. If you find yourself here then fear not. Simply ask the Lord to help you like David did in Psalm 139:23-24. Throw your hands up in the air and say, “search me Lord and if you find any offensive way in me then lead me in the way everlasting.” What an awesome God we serve!

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