Tuesday is our library day, so yesterday we trotted off to our local church library and hung out awhile. I just love our church library. It's actually not our own church, but a Bible church a couple blocks away. But I'm getting sidetracked.
While the kids were picking out their three books apiece (had to make a limit; it was getting out of hand), I picked up an Anita Renfroe DVD. Anita is a Christian comedian; famous for her Mommy rendition of the William Tell Overture. (I blogged it once, but now I can't find it. Sorry.)
As I was watching this comedy act, which was all about motherhood, I started noticing that she never had anything positive to say about children. She joked about the pains and discomforts of pregnancy and birth and the unfairness that it's women who have to give birth rather than men. I was thinking: Unfair? It's a privilege!
But I kept watching.
Then I started noticing that she never had anything positive to say about husbands. But she did occasionally mention that having children is a beautiful thing and children are a blessing. But everything else she said completely contradicted those truths.
Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. ~Luke 6:45
In the end, what you say you believe doesn't matter at all. It's what you say that matters. There are many people who profess to be Christians, but the bitterness that comes so easily out of their mouth testifies otherwise. There are many women who profess to love their children, but the way they speak to their children testifies otherwise.
Fill your heart with truth by spending time in God's Word every day. Then the abundance of your heart will be love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22).
The less time you spend in God's Word, the more self-centered your thoughts and thus words, will become.