Dawn Tolbert

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What’s in your wallet — I mean heart?

It’s September, and that means college football is in full swing. I’m not a watch-every-game kind of girl, but I did watch my fair share including a heart-breaker that kept me up way too late last night (but this post isn’t designed for wallowing).

Sprinkled through the games were the ever-popular credit card commercials, and though I don’t remember any of them specifically this morning, I do find the words “What’s in your wallet?” lingering in my mind.

I thought of them — or really their close cousin — as I read Luke 6:45 this morning. “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil out of the things stored in his heart for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

Do you hear the ad line tacked onto Jesus’ words: “What’s in your heart?”

I’ve heard our hearts compared to a well. When we put the bucket down and draw things up from deep inside do we get sweet tasting water — love and goodness and gentleness and self-control — or do we get bitter dregs — malice and envy and hate and their ilk?

I pray today that the fruit of the Spirit will be what’s evident in my life, that God’s love and mercy will shine through me today and every day.

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