Have you ever heard the expression, “the eyes are the windows to the soul?”
The eyes are windows to our souls because our eyes reveal the true condition of our souls. Have you ever heard a friend tell you that he was “fine,” but looking into his eyes you could see that he was not well? Through his eyes you were peering into his soul seeing what was really going on inside of him, in spite of his socially acceptable quip.
Just as eyes are windows to the soul, words are windows to the heart. Yes, words reveal what is hiding in our hearts. When we speak we are revealing what our hearts are full of, whether it be pride or humility.
In Matthew 12:34 Christ finished His rebuke of the Pharisees with this statement, “…out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.” In other words, what your heart is overflowing with will spill out of your mouth. It’s an automatic process from heart to mouth until you take the time and effort to develop self-control. And over the tongue, control can be accomplished through none other than the Holy Spirit of God.
Do you hear yourself speak?
What might your heart be full of?
Would you like your words to be a blessing to others?
Are you willing to allow the Spirit of God to comb through your heart removing anything unclean?
Are you willing to ask Him to make you willing? It’s a great place to start.
Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye ( your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness.
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in thy sight, O Jehovah, my rock, and my redeemer.