Friday, July 23 NL | BR

But I trust in You, Lord; I say: For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. – Matthew 12:34-35

There are many Christians who are trapped by the words of their mouths. Because of their negative words, they find themselves in a situation which makes it impossible to receive from God. The words we speak either make us free or keep us imprisoned. Words are very important. They are like a seed producing whatever we say. We must learn to declare the Word. The words from God have creative power. He said: ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. Jesus did the same. He said, ‘be healed’ and it happened.

Declaring God’s Word with your heart

Unfortunately, there are Christians who acknowledge God’s Word with their mouth, but not with their heart. Only when you open your heart and accept the Word, the Word will reach your heart. The Word of God within us will then produce faith, through which we will declare God’s Word. This declaration is needed to receive from God.

Proverbs 4:20-22 says: ‘My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.’

The Word of God works for you or against you. If you always say: ‘I don’t dare,’ you will never dare. If you say: ‘I cannot do anything, I am a nobody,’ you will never be able to do anything nor be anyone. If you say: ‘I am sick, weak and depressed,’ you will receive as you say. King Solomon says in Proverbs 12:14: ‘From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.’ Let us not only mention God’s Word, but let it be declared from within our hearts: we must be completely filled with God’s Word; our thoughts, our speech and action.

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