Many of us looking on in judgement would say that only what is already inside a person would come out in a “live moment.” Swear words, racial slurs, derogatory comments must already abide in a person in order to be able to resurface. And I am one to agree with that. For as Matthew 15:18 says, “the things that come out of a person's mouth come from the heart.”
But before we get too self-righteous, we should look at what we say, for even though we may not use foul language or purposely demean others, perhaps what spills out of our mouth is also offensive to God, for it calls into question his goodness and his protection.
Have you ever doubted your self-worth?
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13)
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)
Revealed jealous thoughts?
“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.” (James 3:16)
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7)
No doubt we will express all of these emotions and more throughout our lives, but a strong indication of where our heart lies is in the words that spill over in a “live moment.”