Have you ever walked by one of those construction sites where they have that high fence and you just want to know what’s going on inside? And yet isn’t it fun when they make a window or port hole so you can see in? That opening reveals what is inside. We like windows and diagnostic tools that reveal; x-rays, MRIs, sonograms to reveal what’s going on inside our bodies, night vision goggles to reveal when there is not enough light, thermal imaging to reveal the heat of a person lost in the cold. Yes, we don’t just enjoy these windows, we need these tools that reveal.
Well what if there was a tool that could reveal our hearts desires; a window into what is important to the core of our being, a window that reveals if Christ is central or not in a core area of our life? Well as I’m sure you guessed there is. Jesus put it this way…
Matthew 12:34 “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.
Luke 6:45 “The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Our words reveal! Our words expose what is important and most valued in our lives, the words of our thoughts and the words we speak.
So the big question here is what do the words you speak reveal? If we say Christ is central, our sufficiency, our treasure, our all…then our speech will show it for the mouth speaks out of that which fills or is the central value of our heart. In reality, if Jesus is central in life, our speech would show Jesus’ love…
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Now if our words reveal that Jesus may not be all that central, what do we do? Well, Jesus said this…
Matthew 6:21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
To treasure something is to put great value on that something, to hold it in high regard, to set it as a high priority, to give it honor and importance. That treasure shapes our heart and the core of our being will align to it, and our mouth will speak out that which fills our heart.
This is why Jesus said…
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
His Kingdom is referring to God’s Kingdom where Jesus is on the throne, central. It is continually knowing Jesus and believing Him to be the amazing, incredible, all-sufficient Savior that He is…
John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
So what do your words reveal? Let them reveal the centrality of Christ. It will make a huge difference in life and even today.
Seeking to Keep Christ Central with you,