II Corinthians 4 shows us that faith isn’t just what we believe, but also what we speak.
The words we say are the product of what we believe in our hearts. The thoughts we consistently hold in our hearts will become what we talk about every day. What we choose to speak will eventually become the life we live.
“Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.” James 3:3-5 (NASB)
Our words will steer our life one direction or another.
If the foundation of our words is our thoughts, then we need to take control of what we’re thinking.
One of the best ways to master what we think is to confess God’s Word over our lives, even when we don’t believe it yet. This practice is a confession UNTO faith. That means we may not believe what the Bible says about our healing, marriage, work, etc., but we want to see it work. So, what we do is find a scripture that speaks to our situation and we continually say it out loud. The more we speak it, the more we hear it; the more we hear it, the more we believe it.
This is the true version of meditation.
“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” Joshua 1:8 (NASB)
As our spoken confession gets into our hearts, it will change what we think and believe. Our confession UNTO faith will transform into a confession OF faith. Now we are ready to speak to our mountain and believe that what we say will come to pass.
Speak the Word over your life!
I encourage you to start speaking the Word over your life, your family, your job or any area you know you need to see God’s power operate. Even if your faith does not equal your confession right now, it will soon. Then you will see powerful things manifest.