But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed; therefore I spoke,” we also believe; therefore we also speak. 2 Corinthians 4:13
1. Words matter. All through the Bible, God emphasizes the connection between faith and words. In the beginning God used words to create the world. Our salvation starts with our confession (Romans 10:9-10). Jesus used a mountain to illustrate faith to us – telling us that when we believe, we can speak to the mountains in our lives (Mark 11:22-24).
“Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but taking God at His Word.”
~Christmas Evans, Welsh Evangelist 1766-1838
2. Speak God’s Words. Feelings change, but God’s Word remains the same. To walk by faith means that we discipline our actions not by what we see but by what we believe (2 Corinthians 5:7). This doesn’t mean we get in denial of the issues around us, but sometimes we can talk ourselves into unbelief by letting our words express our negative emotions instead of speaking what God says. God “calls into being that which does not exist” (Romans 4:17). Fix your hope on Him (1 Timothy 4:10) and fill your heart with the promises in the Bible that correspond to whatever you are facing. God knows what you are dealing with, and He wants to help you rise up with a spirit of faith to fight and win your battles.
God bless you,
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
Jesus, You are the most wonderful being I will ever encounter, and it’s a privilege to know You. You know when I get dreary and when I avoid You. Yet, You’re so present and faithful. Let Your Word be a lamp to my feet (Psalm 119:105). You know I have a lot of plans, but I ask that You direct me on the right path and help me make calibrated biblical decisions that bear great fruit. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
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