For sure, I tell you, a person may say to this mountain, ‘Move from here into the sea.’ And if he does not doubt, but believes that what he says will be done, it will happen. Mark 11:23 NLV
As I lay in bed this morning, I allowed my mind to begin thinking bigger thoughts than I felt I had the capacity to think. I know, right? Almost didn’t type it out cause I wasn’t sure people would understand and it just may confirm to them I’m a bit crazy. Allow me to explain.
I believe our words have so much power. They should not be hurled in insult or used as a weapon to do harm. Even if our intentions are good, the words we speak will either bring life, or death. Proverbs 18:21 in the Passion Translation says it like this; Your words are so powerful that they will kill or give life, and the talkative person will reap the consequences.
I’ve known people who are directionally challenged. They couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag with both ends knocked out! But those who don’t give direction to their words are wandering around, lost and confused as to which path they should or could take. It’s a sad place to stay when your words could take you to the place you belong in life.
Have you heard the saying, ‘words shape you’? Well they do. You’ve been shaped for years by the words your parents spoke to you, the words of influential friends, even the words of teachers. Words can be sharp and cutting, soft and healing or even encouraging you as you run your race. Words are not forgettable. Once they leave the mouth, they take root and grow depending on the amount of time you focus on them.
Would that we only focused on the good words! This world would be such a wonderful place to live if that were true. But the natural mind is at war with the spirit realm, always trying to convince us that evil is good and good is evil. If only we were to live totally convinced of the fact that we are our Fathers children, made in His image and likeness, encompassed with His Spirit, filled with His living Word that is always creating.
I am totally convinced that my words are filled with light or darkness and it’s my choice and my right to speak words of light into the world that God gave me dominion over. If I walk around with my lips closed tight, afraid to speak for fear nothing will happen, than I don’t really believe in the Power that lives in me. That same power that Jesus spoke of in Mark, shows that our words truly give direction if we only do it and don’t doubt.
As I was saying while laying in my bed, thinking of a God who fills the universe living in me, and how much I limit Him by putting Him into the little box of my thinking, I invited Him to come play with me. I found myself in His big universe, free of my constraints, twirling among the stars He created, looking down on the earth I came from wondering why I found it so hard to believe God for what He’d promised me.
That just kinda made me happy! Night after night, David watched his fathers sheep, looking at those same stars, thinking of the vastness of God. He gained understanding of just how big God was by understanding what He created. He knew that THAT kind of God would back up his word with action, so when he found a mere giant, cursing his God, he defended the name of God and flung a tiny stone that brought him down!
That’s the power of meditating on God, His Word and His abilities. Put your mountain in perspective with the universe–whats bigger? Put your sickness in perspective with the forever living blood of Jesus–whats bigger? Put your lack in perspective with Gods vast supply–whats bigger? When your belief in God becomes bigger than all that, when you stop doubting HIS ability and believe you will have what you say, God will back up His Word because NOTHING is impossible with him.
He’s Forever Bigger,