Text: Matthew 13:33-35
Memory verse:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬

There is a common computer slogan that says, “Garbage in, garbage out” which means, it is what you input that will come out as output. This is also applicable in spiritual matters. Your utterances are reflections of what you have in your heart. This is what Matthew 12:35 means: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” It means that you can’t speak corrupt words and then claim that it’s a mistake. No, your words are the out flow of the contents of your heart. “For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” (Matt 12:34). I like the way the Message Bible puts it; “…It’s your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words.” That is, the best revealer of the condition of your heart is what you say. Good words come from a good heart and bad words from a bad heart. Simple!
Therefore, the best way to ensure you speak the Word of faith is to intentionally feed your heart with the Word of faith(Matt 4:4). Don’t just read the Word of God like a news page, like some read the devotional, but read and meditate on the text and then commit to heart the memory verse for the day before reading the note. Also, some believers only read the Word of God occasionally. Just as you eat the natural food regularly, you have to cultivate the habit of feeding on the Word on a daily basis. (Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭8). Likewise and according to Colossians 3:16, when you feed well spiritually, that is, the Word of God dwells richly in you, it will reflect in your conversations.

Prayer points
1. Father, help me to cultivate the habit of feeding on Your Word daily and to renew my mind with it in Jesus name.
2. Father, I receive Your grace to overcome every indiscipline to the reading, memorizing and meditating on Your Word in Jesus name.

Today’s declarations

1. It’s my heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to my word.
2. If I don’t eat natural food occasionally, why do I read the Word of God occasionally and expect to develop?

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