Bible Study & Devotional
Guiding Scripture: Matthew 12:34: “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
🔴 Passion Revealed
Have you ever been around someone that we might say has no filter? Someone who says whatever they are thinking, no matter the consequence or opinions of others? We often say there’s a direct connection between their brains and their mouths, but the truth is that direct link is between their hearts and mouths. Usually, we think of someone with a negative light when talking about a person with no filter, but isn’t it really true of all of us? We talk about our passions; if you love music, you likely talk music. If you love a particular tv show, you likely talk about that tv show. (Anyone else gets sucked into cooking competition shows?!)
Your Words Reveal Your Heart
So, here’s the question. How much do you talk about Jesus? How much do you share what He’s doing in your life with those around you? See, because here’s the problem. If He isn’t what we’re talking about most, then He isn’t what is most in our hearts. I love the translation of Matthew 12:34 that says, “Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Out of the overflow, meaning there’s so much of it in your heart that can no longer contain it. It has to come out. I imagine it like a fountain bubbling up inside my heart, shooting straight through my mouth and out through my words. What is it—who is it—that’s overflowing your heart?
Heavenly Father, thank you for filling up my heart with you. In Jesus’ name, I pray today that I will speak boldly from the overflow of my heart. I pray that others will see you in me and see the works you’ve done in my life and that they will be open to hearing about you when I talk. Let my words reflect You always. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
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This devotional was submitted by Magan Martin, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Numbers 14:1-15:16, Mark 14:53-72, Psalm 53:1-6, Proverbs 11:4
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