Matthew 12:35
Abundance Of The Heart

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

A vault lies deep within the guardhouse of my soul.
Words read, heard and expressed take their place –
On their shelf in the treasure-house they remain – forever.
Thoughts make their way continuously –
Sometimes orderly, other times scattered – but constantly,
In a place of their own, they wait there, and wait, and wait.
Actions done, leave indelible impressions – motives behind them –
They line up in endless rows and take their places – waiting.
Attitudes that express themselves on my face or hands –
Body-language is waiting for its turn to show its power.
Impressions: quick like flash-bulbs, others slow and invasive
Move into their places in the assigned recesses of my heart.
On and on they come; day after day in unceasing lines
They enter through the senses and take their places.
The heart-soul expands and receives each one – good or evil.
What am I to do? How am I to get and keep control of all these?
Is there some way to sort and sift all that enters into this guardhouse?

Clearly there are choices to be made – outward choices.
Choices for good or evil, choices that affect me – and others;
That bless or curse, that bring good or evil.
An opportunity is here: open the store-house;
Draw from the resources that lie within awaiting usage.
Don’t hesitate: act in haste; the need is here and now.
Understanding from words – come forth!
Thoughts now in orderly fashion – make your presence known!
Past experiences that apply to this situation – act quickly!
Attitudes that have been cultivated – assess the situation!
Body-language – get out there and do your thing. You’re needed!
Impressions learned by past similarities – give some guidance!
Meet this present need. We need some “good things.”
Here, in this place, at this time, we need them NOW!

“Father God, I know every day is a new day and every situation is a new one. I pray that I am ready to respond as the need requires. I sincerely want whatever comes forth to be good and godly. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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