Do you like where you are in life right now?
Are you happy with the way things are going?
Or do you wish you could be living in a better place in your finances? Health? Relationships? Employment?
Leland and I are living the best place we’ve ever lived in our lives. We are walking in our dreams and God has been very good to us.
Now before you go thinking I’m bragging or taking the credit here – FORGET THAT! All the glory goes to God. All the credit, all the reason we are where we are, and all the honor goes to God. Without Him, we wouldn’t be able to get out of town, much less get debts paid off.
The only reason God is able to bless us is faith. Not that we are so faith-perfect but that faith opens to door for God to have access into our life. He wants to be able to remove any burdens and destroy those yokes. Most important of all is that he desires to make us a walking testimony – a display – of His desire to bless people and prosper them. He wants you to live well so that others may know His goodness.
It is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). And for faith to work, it has to be in two places – our heart and our mouth (Romans 10:8).
Let’s look at Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness (right standing with God); and with (his own) the mouth confession is made unto salvation” and think of it as only a “get saved” or “going to heaven” – you cut off all the meanings of the word – most especially heal, preserve, do well (to), be (make) whole.
So how about inserting those other meanings for the word salvation? “For with the heart, man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth, confession is made unto healing.” Or, “confession is made unto doing well” or “confession is made unto being made whole in every area of life.”
In other words, what you believe (deep down) is in your heart, then you speak what you believe out of your mouth (for good or for bad; it works in the reverse, too).
Why are Leland and I walking in the best times of our life? Not because we’re so perfect or great but because God is. Because God said in His word that He takes pleasure in my prosperity (Psalm 35:27). Because God said in His word that He wants me NOT to forget His benefits to me (Psalm 103) such as:
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases
He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s
Stop and realize that you are already living the results of the words of your mouth. If you don’t like those results, change what you are saying. (Matthew 12:34)
Remember, faith won’t even work for you if you don’t release it with the words of your mouth. If you say nothing, you receive nothing. If you speak God’s Word, you will receive what He promised. And He promised us everything we need to prosper in and enjoy this life here on earth!