Luke 6:45 says, “Whatever is in your heart determines what you say.” Ouch! This fits in well with yesterday’s travel blog. I admitted feeling stressed to the max when trying to make our connection and spilling the words to my husband in a not-so-respectful way: “Just get on the stinkin’ train!”
You may be wondering whether or not I considered praying about making that connection. I did pray, but for whatever reason, I thought worry might help our situation. My heart was filled with stress and fear, and my words reflected it.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Ever allowed your thought life to run amuck with critical thoughts about someone, with unthankful thoughts about your lot in life, with fearful thoughts about your future, your finances, your spouse or kids? Ever allowed those thoughts to influence your tongue?
Our words are to bring encouragement to others, to build up, to bring hope. In order for that to happen, our hearts must be filled with thoughts that naturally breed such words. The finger’s pointing at me for starters!