I can sometimes feel nervous speaking about my faith in a public setting. Not scared but nervous. What if I say the wrong thing? What do I do if they ask a question I don’t have the answer for it? If you have ever experienced this, you’re in good company.
But then I had an encounter and I found myself freely speaking about my faith and what God means to me. That anxiety I would normally have, that knot in my stomach of worry, was nowhere to be found in that moment and I was amazed by it.
So what changed? I became aware of my spillage.
Luke 6:45 says “the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” The more time we spend doing a certain activity, the more space it takes up in our heart and has an impact on our life. The things we choose to consistently download into our life: movies, music, sports etc, is what we will make time to think about and talk about. It becomes our spillage. It’s the same with our relationship with God. The more time we spend with Him, the more we read His word and seek to have the Holy Spirit work in and through our lives the more our relationship with God will spill over into our everyday interactions. It will change how we speak to others and also how speak to ourselves. If our heart is full of Christ, what He’s done for us, who He is and how much He loves us it will spill out of us as naturally as a passion for a sports team or a film or a person. That is who we should seek to be, spillers of the presence and love of Christ. We inevitably store up things in our hearts and from that we speak. Let’s fill our heart with Jesus.
by Kalesha Peters