April Month 2011
Friday, April 1st, 2011
HAVE YOU EXAMINED WHAT YOU ARE EXPORTING
"And he said, That which cometh out of a man, that defileth the man." -Mark 7:20
There are many products exported from one country to another in the realm of international commerce. Much of the furniture, clothing, shoes and many household items that we use daily are exported from foreign soil. While the manufacturers and in some cases the custom officials complete a thorough examination we really don’t have any control over the quality of product we receive. We have to trust that whoever was responsible for exporting that product was careful in their examination of what they were exporting, resulting in a quality product. The only export that we have control over is what comes out of us. Whether it is what proceeds out of our mouth, out of our heart, or whatever product we are responsible for producing its quality is totally up to us. Have you considered what you are exporting?
Jesus expressed to His disciples that what corrupts or defiles a man is what he allows to be exported from his heart into world. What we say, what we do, what others see when they observe our walk is representative of our export. Parents whatever you are exporting to your children it will reveal itself as productive or poisonous. The word says the power of life and death is in the tongue. What are you exporting, the power to live, or hateful, hurtful and hostile words that discourage others rather than encouraging them? Do you sow seeds of hope or seeds of condemnation to your fellow believer?
The Church needs every born again believer to examine what we say, what we do and how we treat one another. If we export praise, prayer, peace and prosperity into each other lives we will bring Glory to our God. "HAVE YOU EXAMINED WHAT YOU ARE EXPORTING?"
Pastor SP Courtney