Jesus taught us that communication is always from the heart.
Matthew 12:34 Jesus said, “For out of the overflow of the HEART the mouth speaks.”
Have you ever had one of those moments when something comes out of your mouth and you didn’t mean to say it and you know the results that are going to happen from it and you wish somehow you could reach out there and bring it back in?
Mark 7:15 “Your souls aren’t harmed by what you eat but by what you think and say.”
Do you see the vicious circle? Jesus said it’s out of the overflow of the heart that the mouth speaks. But then He also said that your soul is harmed by what you say. Out of the overflow of the heart my mouth speaks but what my mouth speaks can hurt my heart. It’s a vicious circle.
In other words, you have angry words, which result in a wounded soul and a bitter heart, which result in angry words and an angry soul and a bitter heart…. And it just goes around and around.
How do we break the pattern? It begins in the heart. If we can break the pattern there, then our words become different, the heart isn’t wounded like it was and we begin to grow!