SPEAK UP!

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘silence is golden’, right? There’s even a song written about it and there are several mothers reading this who would strongly agree that this statement is true. But in reality, that is the spirit reality, nothing could be further from the truth.

We were created to speak, that is why we have a mouth, right? Well, we have ears also and some folk should use the ears more than they do the mouth simply because they don’t know what they’re talking about. Shoot, there are times when even I open my mouth to speak before my brain has engaged.

So when is it time to speak? When my words will have the greatest influence. For example; when I hear a report that is contrary to the word of God, it’s time for me to speak because my words will influence my mind to believe the truth, rather than the report that is contrary.

Luke 8:22 tells a story that begins like this; Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.” And they launched out.

That’s good, right? The started out on Jesus’ command to go over to the other side. Well, half way across the lake, a storm came up and it got so bad that they became fearful they were going to sink. Ok, these are fishermen who have been through a few storms so you know it had to be bad, right? So, because Jesus was tired, he fell asleep and would have slept through the whole thing but was awakened to take care of the storm. Why? Jesus had already given them authority, shown them what to do, but they woke him to take care of it.

Verses 24-25a says; And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.  But He said to them, “Where is your faith?”

He had been showing them that all they had to do was speak to whatever they were facing and it would respond to them, yet they had no confidence in their words. The same mountain you are facing must respond to your words. Have faith in God. He created you to be like Him, speaking spirits, speaking His word over every situation you face today. He will always stand by his word, He’s just waiting for us to speak.

Father, may I declare your word over every situation I face today. Every storm will respond to peace. Every sickness will respond to the blood shed. Every problem has an answer, it’s in your word. I will speak your word today and it will accomplish what I send it to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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