Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Speaking To Or Speaking About?

"For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says."
Mark 11:23 (NKJV)
A Bible principle that many people misunderstand is that our words are very important; what we say will set the course for our life, good or bad.  There has been some wrong teaching in this area but this wrong teaching does not take away from the truth of this Bible principle.  The Bible shows us that our words are vital to our success in life, but many people are not saying what God says about the situation they are in, they are simply talking about their problem.
In Mark 11:23 Jesus told His disciples that they needed to speak to the mountain.  Jesus did not tell them to talk about the mountain or describe it in some way but rather to speak to it.  What we say about our life, in every area, will have a big part in determining whether or not we will have success or failure.  No matter what situation you face today, no matter what mountain may be in your life, speak God's Word out of your mouth to the situation and continue to say what God has said.
Many people are so focused on the problem that all they do is talk about the problem, but this is not what we see in the Bible.  For example, when God created the world, God did not say "Wow, it is really dark out there!"  No, God said "Let there be light".  When David met Goliath, David did not talk about how big Goliath was but David talked about how he would defeat and kill Goliath.  Over and over again we see this principle in the Bible and it is one we need to practice on a regular basis.  If we continue to stand in faith on God's Word by speaking His Word.