Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Garbage in garbage out

Say NO to the things of the world… For what does darkness have to do with light… ? We are in the world, but not of the world… We are set apart!  No more false idols!  We must keep our eyes on Jesus!  We must live, move, and have our being in HIM and HIM alone… No more fence sitters!… The devil owns the fence!… Choose now, whom you will serve… Choose this day… You may not have tomorrow… Nobody knows the day that Jesus is coming for his bride… are you ready, is your lamp filled with oil? 

In the second half of Matthew 12:34, Yeshua says “… for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” What you let in your heart through your Eye Gate and your Ear Gate will exit through your Mouth Gate. This is why Solomon warned us to guard our hearts with all vigilance

If we are monitoring what comes into our minds via what we listen to, read, and watch; then we are less likely to be ashamed by what comes out of our mouths.

You want to be a blessing to others and have rivers of living water flowing from you. Guard your gates. Read the Word. Meditate on it day and night.

Live it out this week

I challenge you this week to read the entire chapter of Proverbs 4. Also read Matthew 12:34-37.. (Below)..Think about what you consume on a regular basis. Is it edifying to you and others? What changes can you make to what is coming into and out of your gates?

Psalm 118:27
The Lord has given us light, illuminating us with his grace, freedom, and Joy… Bind the festival sacrifices (worldly idols) with chords to the horns of the altar...

Lord have mercy on us all burn away every attachment that God has not chosen for us, every connection that is not a connection to him… We don't get to choose what gets turned away… God does!!

Heavenly Father, I confess that what I let into my heart is not always pleasing to You and as a result neither is what comes out of my mouth. Show me those things I need to move away from and the things that please You that I need to pursue so that I can be a blessing to You and those around me. Amen. 

Guard your heart 
with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life. Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.
Proverbs 4:23-24

Proverbs 4

Get Wisdom at Any Cost

Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.
I give you sound learning,
    so do not forsake my teaching.
For I too was a son to my father,
    still tender, and cherished by my mother.
Then he taught me, and he said to me,
    “Take hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands, and you will live.
Get wisdom, get understanding;
    do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a]wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.
Cherish her, and she will exalt you;
    embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will give you a garland to grace your head
    and present you with a glorious crown.”

10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
    and the years of your life will be many.
11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom
    and lead you along straight paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
    when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
    guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
    or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
    turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
    they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness
    and drink the wine of violence.

18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
    they do not know what makes them stumble.

20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
    turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
    keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
    and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
    keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
    fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the[c] paths for your feet
    and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
    keep your foot from evil.


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