Words as the overflow of the heart

Ed’s devotional for Jan. 3 focuses on words as the overflow of the heart.

O that my heart might possess
The accents of His graciousness;
That every word I breathe may bless.

For those who mourn, a note of cheer;
A word of hope for those in fear;
And love for all—both far and near.

May it be said of me
Your speech betrays Thee.
You are like the One from Galilee.

I assume this poetry is his.

Let our speech “betray” us as belonging to the Lord Jesus.

Focus question: As I listen today to my words, what do they reveal about my heart? How to fill my heart with God?

  • In Bro. Ed’s devotional, we receive an very good look at the heart of Christ. He did not die by accident, not a mistake. Evil forces did not cause his death. Yes, they were present, but only helped God fulfill HIS purpose, as he undoubtedly knew they would. The Lord Christ died to create a spiritual and an eternal kingdom, not a worldly one. Yet, this is the very point Pilate missed and sadly people miss today. The apostle Paul wrote, “And he died for all so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised,” (2 Corinthians 5:15 NET).

What say you?