Your Bright Future

This week I read a devotional from Pursuit of His Presence based on Matthew 12:34-35.  “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”  I wanted to share some of it with you today as it reinforces today’s message of “Staying the Course.”

Your future is stored up in your heart! It’s not dictated by your history or your current circumstances. Your future is determined by you!

In the Scripture verses above, Jesus said that what is in your heart is what comes forth. So consider this: Who stored up the evil things that were in the evil man’s heart? Obviously, the man himself did it. Who stored up the good things in the good man’s heart? Again, the man himself did.

In the same way, you’re the only one who can make deposits of God’s Word into your heart. Your spouse can’t do it for you. Your pastor can’t do it for you. Even God can’t do it for you.

God has already done His part to help you. He’s the One who made your heart to be a depository for His Word. He’s the One who opened the account for you when you were a spiritual baby. As the Scripture says, “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3). He put the initial measure of faith in your heart—but you’re the only one who can make that measure increase.
And you can do that by taking the Word of God and putting it into your heart. Each time you make a deposit of the Word, your faith balance grows, and your future gets brighter. Isn’t that exciting? And there is no limit to the size of deposit you can make into your heart!

The more you deposit, the better things are, because that is where you will draw from to change the circumstances in your life. Your heart holds the faith you’ll need to cover any bill the devil tries to send your way. If he tries to put sickness and disease on you, you can draw from the Word of God about healing and it will give you victory in that area. If you’ve just been released from prison, you can draw from the Word of God about God’s plans for your welfare and have peace that you can make it just fine.

Your future really is bright! The Lord says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Put the Word in your heart. Speak it out in faith, and watch your circumstances change.

Increasing in Christ,
Pastors Gary & Alisa Linn