Ever wondered why your mouth is placed conspicuously in the forward direction? Ever wondered why Jesus taught profusely on the criteria for salvation- believing and speaking? Well, just maybe there is inherent power therein….
Jesus teaching in Mark 11:23 beautifully puts this together “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith”.
As a believer, your first response to any situation, therefore, isn’t tears, it is to speak, and speak what God has said. I love the words of one of my favorite word of faith teachers – Keep saying it, don’t stop talking about it.
See, the truth is that your words, my words are powerful. You just might want to say, what do I say when I face a situation, how do I know what God is saying concerning this? Beloved, this is not rocket science – Open the scriptures and find out for yourself, the Holy Spirit will minister to your heart and give you the very words you need to speak. It’s amazing to know that many believers know the promises of God, “Ooo, the Lord is my shepherd and I shall want”, “with long life with the lord satisfy me”, “I am blessed!” They keep saying these things in their mind, but many times, they allow their head knowledge reason out the truth out of God’s word when they face certain situations.
See, the very way to prove that you truly believe what God’s word says is to say it out, say it out loud, say it to yourself loud and clear, re-affirm what you believe.
Let’s bring this down-home a bit. If you have a child you truly love, would you keep keeping your love in your heart and not voice it out, you will always and at every instant want to tell the child how much you love him/ her. This same approach should be the way we speak God’s promises to ourselves. When you wake up daily, do not just know God’s promises about you, say it to yourself, open the scriptures and speak life into yourself.
In conclusion, remember, confessing God’s word can never be overrated. Your words are powerful, so speak life!
By Wunmi Adegoke