Hi all! Hope your day is going fabulously so far. Currently, I am watching Samson dive bomb off my desk in pursuit of my pen, which he keeps knocking to the floor. He is a strange one that is for sure. I’m just going to get right in to the meat of my reading this morning…
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart his mouth speaks.”
These are the words of Jesus in reference to the fruit produced in people’s lives. You see, we can try as hard as we want to make a good impression, and appear to be living a Christian lifestyle, but if our heart is not in the right place, our actions, words, and trues beliefs will not line up. What we truly believe to be true in our heart is what will eventually some out in our words and actions. If we truly want good things to come out, we must match that same goodness within.
Take a dying, rotting apple tree for example. No matter what anyone tells you, you can’t really expect that tree to produce apples that are fit for you to eat. It probably won’t produce any apples at all. In the same way, how can we expect our actions and words to be wholesome if our hearts are turned away from God? We can’t. You can’t expect to see good fruit in your life if your heart is not in alignment with God’s goodness.
Sometimes I think we try so hard to be perfect, and for everything we do to look just right. It’s exhausting. Especially when all we really need to do is take a look inside our own hearts and examine our motives for acting this way. How much easier would it be to live a life of love, peace and happiness if we first fixed our hearts, and shifted our focus towards God?
Just something that has been on my mind lately. Anyways, I’ll be back tomorrow with some Friday Favorites. Look for some changes and additions to be coming on [RE]volution YOU soon here, and keep the suggestions coming?
Have a great day, and God Bless!