Matthew 12:34 Memory Monday – Week 103

Matthew 12:34

Are you words full of bitterness, anger, and hurt, or are they filled with life, hope, peace, and love? Whether you realize this or not, the words that come out of your heart are a direct reflection of what is in your heart.

“For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34

When words of hate or negativy come out of someone’s mouth it’s because their heart has become hard or they themselves are hurting. Which means if you have been storing up anger or pain for years and years, it will reflect in your words.

The beautiful news is you don’t have to be bound to your past, but you can find complete forgiveness and freedom. That is a topic for another blog post, but I want to encourage you that when you seek healing over wounds from your past, not only will your heart be healed, but your words will be healed too. 

Matthew 12:34 reminds me of Proverbs 23:7, which says “For as he thinks in his heart, is what he really is.”  Your heart, mind and heart are all directly connected to one another which is why the thoughts you have eventually become the words that you speak.

If you want to work on what comes out of your mouth, remember it all starts at the heart! After seeking healing from the pain from your past, spend time meditating on God’s Word which is full of life. It’s inevitable that when you hear and study His Word and fill your mind with His truths, life-giving words will abound.

The best way to know the condition of your heart is to pay attention to the very words you speak. What words have you been speaking lately?

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18 Comments
  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:03h, 17 August Reply

    I used to be a hot-head-spew-the-mouth person… its been a work on my heart that has calmed my mouth. People even mention the change. That’s how bad I used to be. But God works on these things when you ask Him too 🙂

  • Brooke
    Posted at 09:31h, 17 August Reply

    Crossing all my fingers! 🙂

  • Marianne
    Posted at 11:10h, 17 August Reply

    Ugh good reminder for me today, as I kept
    Finding myself full
    Of anger for no reason.

  • Nance
    Posted at 12:08h, 17 August Reply

    Amen! Aside from meditating on God’s word, I find listening to encouraging hymns and Christian songs very helpful in renewing my mind all throughout the day. Thanks for sharing this consoling post! <3

  • andi
    Posted at 13:22h, 17 August Reply

    i like this – “for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”… 😀

  • Mary Gilbert
    Posted at 13:24h, 17 August Reply

    that scripture verse is so very true

  • Sabrina
    Posted at 14:33h, 17 August Reply

    I am loving this positive post. I signed up to receive them via email. Thank you for the reminder about what’s in my heart.
    In Christ, Sabrina

    http://www.keystothegenuinelife.com

  • Marilyn S
    Posted at 14:37h, 17 August Reply

    Powerful statement “You can’t speak negative thoughts and experct victory or a breakthrough”. This is a truth that every believer need to grasp. Thank you, for sharing.

  • Grace
    Posted at 14:40h, 17 August Reply

    This is a much needed reminder for me! Thanks for sharing the Word! God bless you~

  • Megan Gonzalez
    Posted at 14:50h, 17 August Reply

    I was just having this conversation yesterday with my mother. All of my words were coming out negative because I am frustrated and struggling with my current transitory situation. I talked about on my blog today (read by clicking on my name) how I’ve found a good way to clear out that negativity–by replacing it with little acts of service. Today I cut out five pairs of shoe patterns from pairs of old jeans for Sole Hope–an organization helping children in Africa walk without pain. Find little ways to help others to change your heart and words.

  • Kristan
    Posted at 21:04h, 17 August Reply

    We just studied this same Proverbs verse yesterday at church! So good! I also made a copy of this picture that says, “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” So true! I’m also reading this book for school called ‘Awakened: Change your mindset to transform your teaching’ and it is all about how we choose our thoughts, bad or good! Good stuff to reflect on and put into practice! Thank you for sharing!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 22:07h, 17 August Reply

    I am trying my best to let things go instead of getting angry about what people say on how we conceived plus my delivery. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Jelli
    Posted at 22:33h, 17 August Reply

    What a great giveaway, especially with PSLs on their way out soon! Wish I used Bloglovin’ so I could enter. Oh well, hope someone super deserving wins.

  • Melanie
    Posted at 04:15h, 18 August Reply

    I find that when I skip my morning devotion, I tend to be more negative throughout the day. Thanks for this post.

  • Marissa
    Posted at 06:24h, 18 August Reply

    Yes our heart is the source of the truth in our hearts, I’ve always loved this verse. Thank you for sharing your heart!

    Marissa

  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 06:49h, 18 August Reply

    im usually pretty mellow, but around once a month…ooh! great reminder. and have a wonderful week!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 13:09h, 18 August Reply

    Love this Caroline! So true…I need to check myself when I’m being negative. And great giveaway! Though the link for following “Enjoy This Beautiful Season” on Bloglovin has the wrong link 🙂

  • Sacha
    Posted at 15:20h, 18 August Reply

    I love this idea of memory Monday. very unique and inspiring.

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