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We need to correct ourselves and speak in line with God’s word. But how do we do that? We have to change what’s in our hearts, the production center for the word of God. How do we do this? What’s in our hearts is our faith, what we believe, what speaks to us all the time in our minds and thoughts. To change what’s in our hearts, we must feed our hearts something different, feed it the word of God. Reading and hearing the word of God preached, then meditating continually on what we have read and heard, until it replaces what was in our hearts.
Once we get the truth of the word in our hearts in abundance, we will act on the truth of God’s words. The scripture tells us in Matthew 12:34, “That out of the abundance of the heart our mouth speaks (confesses). The good person out of his good treasure brings forth the good in his heart.”
What we say is what’s in our hearts. Our words expose the condition of our hearts. A critical heart will speak disparaging words; a bitter heart, stinging words; a selfrighteous heart, judgmental words; a thankless heart, complains all the time.
How can we ever expect something good or the truth of all God’s promises, if this is the condition of our hearts?
We have to exercise The Word of God that we have sown in our hearts.
Meaning being doers of what it says. Being doers of the word means we act on it. It must become a part of our daily speech, our day-to-day life. Our speech, conduct and actions.
What does this look like? Instead of being critical, we choose to think and say encouraging words in the presence of mistakes of others or what we see. Hurtful, angry words from a bitter heart can be replaced with words of kindness and love, and even forgiveness, by remembering how much God loves us and has forgiven us.
Instead of judging others for faults, we notice we can practice what Matthew 7:5 says, “Focus on the beam in our own eye instead of the speck in theirs.” And just being thankful. Being able to recognize the goodness of God already in our lives will allow God to bring even more goodness to us.
This way of being and thinking takes etfort, focus and determination. At first it won’t be comfortable. It will feel strange because it’s not what were used to doing.
Just like bodily exercise, it hurts and we are sore after but if we stick with it, eventually the hurt goes away and we get the desired results.
The truth of God’s word that you feed on must be exercised daily.
Our faith will grow if we do this. As it grows and develops, we will begin walking out plans and purposes that God has for us, and the dominion that Satan exercised over us begins to wane. Circumstance and fear have no power over us. Instead we exercise our dominion in Christ and are able to see and speak out of the good treasure that we have developed in our hearts, thus possessing our rights and privileges in Christ. That’s how God designed and desires us to be.