“…a man’s words depend on what fills his heart. A good man gives out good—from the goodness stored in his heart;” (Matthew 12: 34-35, JB Phillips New Testament)
What is in your heart? What lies within the core of your being? What truly motivates you and makes you feel happy and whole?
Know your heart’s true intention. Keep in touch with that inner goodness which no person or circumstance can take away from you. Connect with this heart of love regularly and let it lead you in what you say and in what you do. Our words, uttered from a place of sincerity and good intention, are healing balm to others and to the world. Likewise, when we let our conversation proceed from fear and resentment, we bring to others a spirit that is no good to the world or to ourselves.
We do have a rich storehouse of good in our heart. We have an abundance of kindness, understanding, wisdom, compassion, patience, good will, within us. God put it there to bear witness to His own purpose. As we recognize this, it leads us in our words and works. It also ushers in the true serenity and confidence that we may seek for ourselves. We will never really feel contentment and peace when we let wrong motives guide us. It simply isn’t authentic to us. It isn’t honest.
The Truth is that you are made of good. You have it abundantly within you. In being and doing good, you are being yourself, true to what is natural, comfortable, right, and powerfully healing.
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