…what you SAY!!!

Saying is not only speaking, it is CREATING!

Jesus said in Mark 11:22 & 23 that if we have FAITH in GOD, we could SAY…

The primary way we communicate is by speaking.  But did you know that words weren’t made primarily for communication but for SAYING?

Let me explain.  When we speak, we create! Yes!  You and I were made at the IMAGE and LIKENESS of GOD.  He created with His words and everything we now see and don’t see came into existence.  If we go to Genesis 1:3 we see that God didn’t say “It’s really dark!” He didn’t waste any time or words saying what He saw, He said what He wanted to SEE!!! He said “LET THERE BE LIGHT” and you know what happened next!!  He changed the circumstances around Him to see what He wanted to see-LIGHT!!

Now Jesus tells us that if we say to the mountain to be removed, we will have what we….SAY!!!  When we speak, we create the circumstances around us, good or bad.  But we have the capacity, like GOD, to create with our words.  Therefore, it is only a matter of having FAITH in GOD and deciding what we will SAY ALWAYS!!!

Decide today that your words will always be what you want to see created around you!! Decide:

“I will not just say, I will CREATE!!! With my FAITH in GOD, I will SAY, and SAY, and SAY ALL the GOOD things I want to see in my LIFE!!!”

Mark 11:22-26; Prov 18:20 & 21; Deut 30:19.

Expect to SEE

Don’t wait to see, EXPECT TO SEE!!!

We often hear “If I don’t see it, I don’t believe it.”  And this sounds intelligent enough, however did you know that it totally goes against what God wants us to do?

That’s right.  You see its very easy to get caught up in the frame of mind of ‘everyone else around us’ and to begin thinking logically, analytically, and even intelligently.  However FAITH is not something to be analyzed and have sense made of before it is applied.  No, faith is for the believer.  Faith does not require the use of your senses.  It does not need the aid of anything physical or mental for that matter.  It is a matter of the heart.

The heart?? Yes.  All it requires is a heart willing to believe.  When you got saved and were born again, you had to BELIEVE.  No other requirement.  Ephesians 2:8 tells us that you obtained salvation by grace, but it was accessed through faith!!!

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So how do you know you are saved??  You simply BELIEVE!!!  Now if you apply this same principle to every area of your life-BELIEVE ONLY-then things can change direction for you!

What do I mean?  Instead of waiting to see that healing manifest in your body, BELIEVE it is yours! (1 Pet 2:24; Is 53:4,5).  Instead of waiting to see your job promotion, BELIEVE you already have it!! In other words…don’t wait see, EXPECT TO SEE!!!!

Hebrews 10:35-39; 11:6

 

 

Over and Above

How often have you felt down in the dumps?  Like you’re not quite ready for another week to start, let alone another year?  How often have you felt like no matter what, you just can’t seem to get above the circumstances?  Now, how would you like to feel as free as the wind?  On top of the world? Like you can accomplish anything?  Like you can soar above every circumstance and nothing can knock you down?  Like no matter how turbulent life may seem, it is always well with you?

Well I have good news!  If you are a born again believer, if you have asked Jesus to be Lord of your life, YOU ARE ABOVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINST YOU!!!!

You see, when Jesus was on the earth, He came with a mission.  Of course He came to give us salvation from eternal death.  Of course He came to save humanity from eternal doom.  But He also came to give us SO much MORE!! Among the many other things He did for us while here, He also came to give us PEACE! He said while on the earth that no matter how grim life seemed, no matter how hard hopelessness was staring us in the face,  HE OVERCAME THE WORLD!! image And not only did HE overcome the world, He gave us peace for living in this world!  You might say, “yeah He overcame, but why do I still have trouble then?”  Well, let’s note that He also warned us that there would be trouble in this world.  It’s not going away.  And yes I know, some might say “well that’s no help! Why didn’t He just take trouble away completely?”  Well, that may sound reasonable, but if you don’t have adversity coming at you always, how will you know then that you have peace?  If life is always smooth sailing, then what will you overcome? You wouldn’t need peace, you wouldn’t need the overcoming and saving power of Jesus Himself would you?  Ahh but what a difference it makes to walk the streets of this world, the devil coming at you with everything he has, and knowing in your heart that Jesus Himself not only overcame the world with all its trials and troubles, but that He also you left you peace like nothing else to keep you during times of trouble.  And He did it all for YOU.

So let’s commit today to not feel down in the dumps again.  Let’s commit to not allow life’s circumstances dictate how we approach life.  Say this today:

“Father, I thank you for the peace giving love of Jesus.  I thank you because I realize that no matter how difficult life may seem to get, I have the peace and triumph of Jesus NOW! IT BELONGS TO ME!!!”

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