Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday – Bringing Out the Good Fruit

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A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things… Matthew 12:35
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One day during my morning devotions, this verse was brought out..twice!  It became apparent I may need to ponder this awhile! 
Do you ever wonder where some words, actions or attitudes come from?  Are there any areas where it seems the undesirable comes out instead of what we desire?  A critical spirit, jealousy, gossip, being negative or judgmental are a few of the traits that seem to get a hold on us and we just can’t seem to shake doing them over and over again. 
Those good things that we all want to come out of us, begin in our heart.  A heart that seeks for God to remove what is not pleasing to Him and fill it with His good fruit is one that will bring forth good things.  May we purpose to daily seek Him to make our hearts more like Him.

13 comments:

  1. A good thought to find early this morning. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. It reminds me of an old song I used to play for the class I did Religious Education for: garbage in, garbage out. What we put into our heart, what we allow our eyes to see etc, what we watch on TV, will come out at some point. A good reminder to put His Word daily into our being.

    Happy WFW! Bless you...

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  3. We so need to remember to empty our lives of self that they may be filled with the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
    I love that He is given as our indwelling counselor and companion.

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  4. Thank you for the reminder,Joyce!! Something I need to work on!!

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  5. What a great reminder...thanks so much! ~ Melissa

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  6. Blessings Joyfull, Beautiful berries and how wonderfully paired with this verse! Your own words spell this out perfectly. May our fruit be good and may our hearts be so filled with God's Word that only good spills out!

    May God remove from me all that is not pleasing or bearing fruit ( I believe I prayed this last year)!
    I'm purposing to seek Him with a clean, pure heart once again! Thanks! Thanks also for your WFW visit!

    Peace,
    Peggy

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  7. I just read this verse this morning. Awesome! Have a blessed WFW!

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  8. I like this verse. You're right, when unclean things come out of our mouths, we should consider the source; our hearts. Like symptoms of a disease, our words can reveal sickness within.

    Happy WFW!

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  9. What a compliment verse to my bible reading today, "Create in me a clean and renew a right spirit within me"

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  10. Desiring to have beautiful treasures in my heart. Thank you for this lovely graphic and Scripture.

    Blessings,
    Janis

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  11. I love your picture, verse and thoughts.

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  12. You know this is perfect for me right here, right now...I just want to live it...bring out the good fruit which is clearly not me, but HIM...

    I love this!
    peace!
    lori

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