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OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART
Kenneth Copeland once had a small plane that had a fuel tank in the shape of a teardrop. The pointy end stuck out at the back of the aircraft, so you had to be careful not to bump into it. One day he went to the airfield to see to some work the mechanics were doing on the plane. As he was walking towards the plane, a mechanic also walked up to it. The mechanic didn't pay attention to where he was going, and the pointy end of the fuel tank smacked him right in the middle of his forehead. He threw his hands up to his face and curse words began to flow out of his mouth. That was until he saw Kenneth. "Sorry, pastor!" he said. "Don't let me cramp your style, brother," Kenneth replied. "The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so now we know what you are full of!"
The mechanic probably didn't appreciate Kenneth's remark, but it is a truth we all need to remember.
What comes out of your mouth on a daily basis?
When people hear you speak, do they hear words that edify and encourage them? Do they hear words of truth and thanksgiving, words filled with grace and love?
Or do they hear curse words, lies, gossip and grumbling?
"A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart" (Luke 6:45).
What's been flowing from your heart lately?