My mouth can’t say anything that was delivered to it by my brain. My brain is the control center of my body. I couldn’t thing these words and I certainly couldn’t type these words. My heart is the main pump of my body. It supplies blood to my brain so that my brain can function. I have to have both the live. I actually need more than those two vital organs to live, but they are certainly the top two.
I see my heart as the emotional/motive control center. The brain is the “button pusher” part of this equation, but my heart is discerning about why I “push a button” that makes me talk. I know that in some ways it’s a weak analogy. My heart is an involuntary body part. It functions automatically and I can’t just order it to stop from my brain. The Word of God speaks a lot about my heart and it’s not referring to my main body pump, it’s referring to my emotional/motive production center. King Solomon writes a lot about the heart in Proverbs. Check this out….20 Without wood a fire goes out; without a gossip a quarrel dies down. 21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife. 22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts. 23 Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart. 24 Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit. 25 Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts. (Proverbs 26:20-25 NIV)
I’m trying to cultivate my heart to reflect The Lord there.
I’m trying to have the words that come from my mouth to reflect His Presence in me.
I’m trying to keep my heart pure from bad motives.
I’m trying to live with the Lord controlling my heart and my mind.
I was reminded of the axiom: “My actions speak so loudly that you can’t hear what I’m saying”.Pressing On! Dwayne