“For it is a credit to you if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly.
1 Peter 2:19
Our bodies are a work of genius by the Creator Himself. Think about it, each part is intricately formed having a particular function for the wellness of the body. Each part is separate, but all of them work together. If one part insists on going on its own, the rest of the body tries to compensate until the “selfish” part gets back on track. So to, the Body of Christ, known as the Church, made up of believers. Faith sets the believer apart from the unbeliever. Like sheep we go astray, but the Shepherd always brings us back. Isaiah writes: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” (53:6)
“So, what does this have to do with my heart and my mouth?” you may ask. The answer is it has everything to do with them. Sometimes your mouth says things that come right out of left field. And your heart says “Where did that come from?” The writer of Proverbs (said to be Solomon) says, “My child, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways!” (23:26) And James writes, “but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God.” (3:8, 9)
Therefore, whatever is in your heart, dictates what comes out of your mouth, unless you allow other people, or take on idols other than God and His Word to influence you. Then you give your tongue free reign. You must remember that God has chosen you and loves you. John writes the words that Jesus spoke to His disciples: “You did not choose me but I chose you, and I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” (15:16) And, that includes a heart full of faith and love.
So, brothers and sisters, if you lack anything and your mouth seems to be running away with itself, ask the Lord to come into your heart and remind you of what is important. Remember, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Heb. 3:16)
This is my prayer for all of us:- “Now may the God of Peace, who brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, make you compete in everything good so that you may do his will, working among us which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom, be the glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20, 21) “Christ in your heart is your only hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27 TLB)
O Lord blessed be this day that my heart is right with You. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
I Peter 2:23 Isaiah 53:7 I Peter 1:18-19 Isaiah 53:5
Psalm 119:176 John 10:11
By the transforming power of the gospel people and situations change. May your heart be transformed.