A while back, I tried to make “confessions” based on scriptures every morning but it did nothing for me and it felt mechanical and lifeless. I later realized that there was no desired change because the words came from my head while my heart spoke differently. We habitually speak from our hearts, not our heads.
Words are potent, they created the universe, but only heart-felt words can move mountains, remove disease, cause multiplication or silence storms not mechanically recited words.
Jesus said “Whoever says to this mountain be lifted up and be thrown into the sea and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will come to pass, will have whatever he says.” I missed the key: believing that the words I habitually speak will come to pass, not just words I speak during my “confession time.” Our words will remain lame if we only speak purposefully at set times time while we go with the flow at other times.
Following Christ requires storing the right words in my heart so I can habitually speak like Him. He used words efficiently and most effectively.
At Lazarus tomb, there was no long prayer, only thanksgiving and, “Lazarus, come forth.” His words were so potent that when he told a tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again,” the tree’s life ended. Peter walked on water based only on “Come.” Experienced fishermen having toiled all night to no avail, caught so much fish that their boats began to sink after a layman said, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught.”
Jesus’ words were not intellectual but spirit, as potent as those behind creation.
I want to follow Him, not just in His love but also in His use of words. I am glad that He gave me the invitation to follow Him and to exceed his impact. I am far but I am following. Step by step, here a little, there a little, line upon line, precept upon precept.
One of my primary objectives in 2012 is to sit at the Master’s feet learning about words. I will be sharing what I am learning as well as the attendant results I am allowed to share.