The good man brings good things out of the goods stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45
If my desire is to mirror my Deliverer, then I must fix my eyes, mind and heart on Him. This is not an automatic action. I have to choose again and again to focus all of my attention on Him as I seek Him and study His word. It is only as I actively ask for His wisdom and grace, and allow Him to teach me to trust Truth, that any good may be gleaned from me. As I learn more and more of who He is and grant Him access to each avenue of my heart, His loving kindness restores the sickly spaces that tend to spew out sinful stuff. I am able to reflect my Redeemer when I seek His heart and allow Him access to all. When my words, thoughts or deeds are a blessing, it is out of the overflow of what has been bestowed upon me by my Beloved.
Hardened humanity harms the hearts of the hurting. Walls wield wounds. His loving kindness and amazing grace grant tenderness to those who trust Him. I am drawn to those who willingly allow their tender hearts to be seen. For in that place of vulnerability, the kindness of Christ is most readily recognized. Though transparency takes trust, it is only in truly trusting Him that lives are touched and my Maker is mirrored.
My prayer is that He would continue to teach me to trust so that good may be what flows from me. My hope is that His heart will be heard in all that I do and say.