Out of the abundance of the heart

Our mouths utter everything,

But we’re probably most unaware

Of the fruit that it will bring.

Are our words encouraging

Or do the soul they often quench?

Are they sincere with pure motives

Or is there an underlying stench?

Our words produce either weeds or seeds

Along with actions and desires;

Since there’s a spirit that always emanates

That either calms or ignites fires.

A weed is manifested from pride

From an arrogant, selfish soul,

But good seed that germinates

Will be a blessing as it unfolds.

A seed does not negotiate

With its maker God the Father;

It’s simply buried and patiently awaits

Till it blossoms like no other.

The weeds are thrown in the fire

And useless they are rendered,

But a seed sown with faith and hope

Is from a soul that is surrendered.

Good fruit will always germinate

From a tiny, quality seed…

We’re either weeds or seeds most times

The question is “which one are we?”

(C) P.B. 2019

“First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:30

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29

“For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness and truth. Finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have to fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, bur rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:9-11

“For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45