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 – Matthew 12:35
Proverbs 4:23 parallels what the Lord Jesus said in the opening verse; it says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” This is extraordinary! It means your spirit is a reservoir of good things; you can bring forth anything you want from within you.
Imagine that you’ve always wanted to establish a certain kind of business, but getting the capital has been a challenge; don’t wait for anyone to bring the money to you; bring it forth from within you! The important thing isn’t the capital you need for the business but what you can see in your heart! Can you see the business? If you hold on to the picture of the business, you don’t have to worry about how the capital will navigate to you, or who God would use to make it happen.
Understand this: anything and everything that’s consistent with life and godliness has already been given to you; it’s all in your spirit (2Peter 1:3)! The Bible says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3).
Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” If He has blessed you with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly realms, it means that you already have every good thing that exists in the spirit-realm; they’re in your spirit! Therefore, you can bring forth life from within you. You can call forth your blessings. ‘Vomit’ them out through your faith-filled words. Jesus said, ‘…you shall have whatever you say…’ (Mark 11:23). Halleluiah.
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Dear Father, I thank you for the efficacy of your Word. As I meditate on it today, my faith is built up. Thank you Lord for my heart is filled with goodness by reason of your Word in me, and daily, as occasion demands, I bring forth good things from my spirit, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Proverbs 4:23; Ecclesiastes 3:11; 2 Peter 1:2-4