The Power of Words
By Mark Brazee
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:23).
A number of years ago, I heard a minister teaching on the subject of faith, and he said something that got my attention. Once as he was meditating on Mark 11:23, the Spirit of God spoke to his spirit and asked, "Did you notice that in Mark 11:23, Jesus talked about saying three times as much as He talked about believing?"
The minister said, "Apparently, we need to hear about the subject of saying three times more than we need to hear about the subject of believing. And if we're having trouble in our faith walk, it is probably in the saying part three times as often as it is in the believing part."
You see, we are a direct result of our words. Our lives today are a direct result of what we've been saying up until now. And what we say today is what we will be tomorrow.
So as someone once said, "If you don't like what you are, quit saying what you're saying."
This is not "mind over matter" or "mind science," these are Bible truths. Hebrews 11:3 says, "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God…."
How did God create the earth? By His words. "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light" (Gen. 1:3). "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters… (Gen. 1:6), and there was a firmament." How did God cause these things to come to pass? By speaking.
Romans 1:17 says that the just shall live by faith. How do we operate in faith? We have to believe and say. What we believe and what we say ultimately determine who we will be and what we will have in life.
The words I speak today create who I will be and what I will have tomorrow. Therefore, I speak words of truth, grace, healing and abundance and they become reality in my life!