Whether driving to work, working on a computer or washing clothes; we are always having conversations in our heart. The conversations that roll around in our heart spill out into our words. Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”(Matt. 12:34, NKJV).
Jesus explains that, “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”(Matt. 12:35, NKJV). The treasure of one’s heart indicates the kind of person one is: good or bad. The conversations of our heart are the treasures one draws from.
Conversations of the heart come out of intimacy. You don’t share your heart with just anyone, at least I hope you don’t. Courage comes from the heart, (cour-French for heart), and it takes courage to build intimacy.
This is what God noticed in David: a man who cultivated intimacy with Him. “The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart…”(1 Sam. 13:14, NKJV). God was seeking a man whose conversations were a dialogue with God. It was the intimate conversations of David’s heart that got God’s attention.
God interviews us, not on our outward appearance, talents, skills or successes, but based on the conversations of our heart. He longs for an intimate relationship with us. God is always looking for men, women and children with whom He can share His heart. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”(2 Chron. 16:9, NKJV).
Intimacy is only a conversation away.
On the road,
Steve Holt D.D. MA