Mark 11:23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Have you ever noticed that when negative people get into a bad situation, it just seems to go downhill, and each successive story from there makes the situation seem more tragic, whereas people who generally have a positive outlook on life tend to seem more peaceful, pleasant and more fun to be around? The simple answer to this is that negative people talk negative, while positive people generally talk positively. One may think that if it’s all bad, just say it as it is. Little do you understand that words are spiritual building blocks, and negative words reinforce already bad situations and establish them, while positive words restructure and bring light into dark situations.
Jesus taught His disciples this principle saying to them that if you believe from your heart, and speak what you believe, then you will see and have what you say. Isn’t that interesting, knowing that my words are the substance of my possession? A vivid example is seen in the story of creation in Genesis 1. The Bible records that the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. However God didn’t look over the banisters of heaven and say “it’s so dark and disgusting out there”. He spoke faith filled words, and these words were the building blocks of the universe (Heb.11:3)
What are you saying day by day? Are you careful about the words that come out of your mouth? You need to speak the Word of God only in the midst of any situation. God’s words are creative, and they come alive when voiced from your heart. Don’t just call things as they are, but rather call things the way you would like to see them, based on what God’s word says.
Scriptures to Meditate: Rom. 4:17-21, Heb. 11:3, Prov.18:21; 21:23 (NIV)