We are having a lot of fear and violence in the world around us but the interesting part is that all that stuff is put there by the people themselves. Yes, we have the responsibility to choose what we put in our hearts and that will dictate how we treat our fellow man and what outlook we have on life. Believe it or not, even our general well being comes out of that.
Here is a personal experience, this even goes into our finance. Whatever bad things I choose to do in my finance are my choice and no one else’s.
It’s time to stop belly aching and start making the right choices and start putting the right things into our hearts.
Here is a message from Gloria Copeland that really touches base on this and shows us the truth. Your future can be bright.
Your Future Is Bright!
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
– Matthew 12:34-35
Your future is stored up in your heart! It’s not dictated by your history or your current circumstances. Your future is determined by you!
In the Scripture verses above, Jesus said that what is in your heart is what comes forth. So consider this: Who stored up the evil things that were in the evil man’s heart? Obviously, the man himself did it. Who stored up the good things in the good man’s heart? Again, the man himself did.
In the same way, you’re the only one who can make deposits of God’s Word into your heart. Your spouse can’t do it for you. Your pastor can’t do it for you. Even God can’t do it for you.
God has already done His part to help you. He’s the One who made your heart to be a depository for His Word. He’s the One who opened the account for you when you were a spiritual baby. As the Scripture says, “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). The moment you were born again, He put the initial measure of faith in your heart’but you’re the only one who can make that measure increase.
And you can do that by taking the Word of God and putting it into your heart. Each time you make a deposit of the Word, your faith balance grows, and your future gets brighter. Isn’t that exciting? And there is no limit to the size of deposit you can make into your heart!
The more you deposit, the better things are, because that is where you will draw from to change the circumstances in your life. Your heart holds the faith you’ll need to cover any bill the devil tries to send your way. If he tries to put sickness and disease on you, you can draw from the Word of God about healing and it will give you victory in that area. If you’ve just been released from prison, you can draw from the Word of God about God’s plans for your welfare and have peace that you can make it just fine.
Your future really is bright! The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version), “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Put the Word in your heart. Speak it out in faith, and watch your circumstances change.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 119:33-40
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