Do you realise when you speak your faith is talking?
Jesus said in Matthew 12:34 "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
Whatever we have put in our hearts will eventually come out of our mouths. What we ‘believe’ will be coming out of our mouths, whether positive or negative.
The Apostle Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 4:13 "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, "I believed, and therefore have I spoken," we also believe, and therefore speak."
The point I want to make is; whatever is in your heart will be coming out of your mouth and that, whatever it is, will be you releasing your faith, whether you can accept that view or not.
So with that thought we need to be careful what we are saying, because we are guiding and charting our course in life by our words.
Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinketh in his heart so is he!
Eventually what we think, we will begin to speak out of our mouths and so we become what we say!
Proverbs 4:23 Good New Bible Be careful what you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
It's important to discipline our vocabulary because the things that occupy our thoughts will come to pass as we talk about them. They become our words of faith! Whatever you say is your faith speaking!!
Romans 10:8 Living Bible For salvation that comes from trusting Christ—which is what we preach—is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths.
Proverbs 18:21 Living Bible Those who love to talk will suffer the consequences. Men have died for saying the wrong thing!
Think about that ,"Men have died for saying the wrong thing!"
That is a powerful statement from the Word; and unfortunately there are many people who have already died because they made wrong statements in their lives, & those statements came to pass. It is very important what we say.
I know many Christians who believe that their words are not important, but many of them seem to be in some sort of difficulty.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit!
Do you realize today that The Word going INTO your life produces fruit? And it's The Word coming OUT again that produces faith!
So it's your choice what you are going to say. Your words are containers for good or bad, positivity or negativity.
There is tremendous power in words because we are made in God's image. Whether they are written words, spoken words, or words set to music. Words will lead you along the right path or take you down the wrong path in life. We live by words; we speak them, we read them, we even think them. We communicate with words every day. People who speak negative words will eventually reap the results of speaking those words, because they reproduce after their own kind; failure, defeat and sorrow and even death!
They can be filled with ungodliness - hate, doubt, fear, and unbelief. Or they can be filled with godliness - love, joy, peace, happiness, and faith.
Words can curse, or words can bless.
Words can discourage, or they can encourage.
Words can wound, or they can make whole.
Words filled with the power of God will linger with you and literally change your life.
The words you hear will either help you along life's path or hinder you! Words can build confidence into people, or words can destroy faith and confidence in people.
Biting or stinging words spoken in the morning by a husband or wife can rob them both of efficiency throughout the day. But loving, tender and beautiful words will fill their day with strength that leads them to victory.
Why is it that some families grow up strong and stable, always winning in life?
One reason is that right words were spoken at home. The atmosphere in our homes is a product of our words.
What are you building into your children, friends, associates and colleagues? Are you building failure and defeat? Or are you building success and victory?
We cannot afford to talk failure.
Remember; when you speak it is YOUR faith talking!