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Luke 6:45


Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil

The food that we put in our mouths determines how we address our bodies. Donuts now mean treadmill time later!

That principle holds true in our spiritual lives also. What we take in now decides our behavior later. And many of us are stuck on a treadmill.

We can get bogged down on a financial treadmill. Our focus becomes the love of money instead of God, our ultimate Provider. Instead of sowing into God’s purposes, we withhold our giving. We do the work but get nowhere.

Or, we find ourselves stuck in an endless loop of unforgiveness. We want to let go and allow God to heal our hearts, but we rehearse the arguments and offenses. Over and over, we replay the scenes in our minds.

The children of Israel could have crossed the wilderness in 14 days.  Instead, they found themselves on a 40-year treadmill. Their doubt, disobedience, and distraction did not get them where they desired to go.

What treasures are you taking in and storing up in your heart? Are they worthy things that will cause you to bring forth good? Only you can control the input that will change the output…and save some treadmill time!

Blessing:

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Where your treasure is, your heart can be found also. May your heart always be hidden in Christ. May His goodness be evident in your life. All devotion belongs to Him.

Today's Bible Reading:

Old Testament

Exodus 10:1-12:13

New Testament

Matthew 20:1-28

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 25:1-11

Proverbs 6:6-11

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