Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

The Affinity Between Piggy Banks & Your Heart

You’re probably wondering what your heart and mouth have to do with piggy banks. Like a piggy bank, your heart can only hold what you’ve deposited into it. Conversely, it will only let you withdraw what you’ve deposited.

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“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45

You can only make a withdrawal on that which you have deposited in your life.

When we attempt to withdraw more than we’ve deposited our hearts become overdrawn. That’s why it’s important to take time away and refill what’s been depleted. Many people live their lives with overdrawn hearts. That’s why a daily Bible reading time is important. Here’s the good news: you get to choose how much and what is deposited into your heart. I don’t know about you, but I prefer my bank to be full.

What is your mouth overflowing with? Is it overflowing with cursing or vulgarity? Is it full of lying and complaining? I must admit, complaining comes easy for me. At one point in my life I was a serial complainer. I’ve since tried to live my life based on gratitude and worship. I have noticed one thing over the years with having a consistent Bible reading time. Are you ready for it? The more I read the Bible the more it gets in me and the more of me gets out of me. Simple, right?

Question: Do you take the time to regularly refill your heart?

Tip: Download the Bible app on your phone and begin to use a daily Bible reading plan.

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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