A reminder for today
"A good tree can't produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can't produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. 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 6:43-45)
What you say flows from what is in your heart. Today the Holy Spirit is guiding me to write about your heart. The most precious part of your body and the core of your soul and in context the heart has two meanings. There is the heart that is pumping blood through your body and the moment the heart stops the whole body dies. The heart is also used as the core of our emotions. This heart is not a physical heart but refers more to a section of our soul that we use for emotions. The emotional heart can be happy or sad and the emotional heart can feel safe and it can be broken. In all of these scenarios the physical heart is still pumping warm oxygen filled blood through your body and you are still alive even though you can feel so heartbroken that it is almost like death.
The core of who we are is the emotional heart and this is where we keep all those little boxes of life. The ones we open when we want to remember again. The ones we keep hidden of fear that we will expose our mistakes and the little boxes of joy and pain that we encounter each day. Some boxes are bright because we want to see them and access them again and some of those boxes are dark and hidden so that we will only stumble on them by accident. The heart is also the place where you find who we truly are, because from these massive amount of little boxes is the person you see in the mirror each day. The very image you display to the world and this image is affected by the heart.
So today I want to remind you that Jesus should be the one that fills your heart and populate most of your little boxes. He is like a designer that enters your heart and opens all the boxes. He looks into each box and then throws out the little bad black ones and replaces them with His love and mercy that now comes in a bright new box that you can access each day. He looks at the sad memories and He comforts you. He looks at the hurt and He heals it. He looks at the fun boxes and He laughs with you. He looks at the entire room and He does a makeover. This means, that when Jesus enters the heart the image that you see in the mirror also changes. It turns into a fearless and beautiful warrior that stands up from failure and never gives up.
When Jesus is in your heart, you will overflow with joy and happiness and you will be strong and courageous.
Lord, come into our hearts and do a makeover of who we were and change us so that we will be who you see us to be. Take away all the bad little boxes that we keep for no reason and fill us with love and mercy so that from our hearts will flow streams of joy and happiness. In Jesus name.
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus