I am sure lots of you know of 'Thomas the Tank Engine' and the 'Little Engine that Could'. When my son was little he loved trains and requested to watch a video clip almost every night before bed time. Me, being the smart parent that I am, took full advantage of all the good lessons these shows had to offer and put them to use towards my very hyper active and somewhat stubborn child. :) My favorite saying for him when he couldn't do something was, 'I think I can, I think, I can, I know I can, I know I can, I can, I can, I did it!! Now, this took time convincing him and eventually it did get him moving in the right direction and before long he was doing what he previously thought he could never do.
These following verses bring to my mind 'The Little Engine that Could' pulling that heavy load up the mountain, oh how he wanted to quit because it was so hard and he was just a little engine and the loads so heavy and the mountain so steep.
Job 22:27-28 NKNV You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways.
Mark 11:22-25 NKJV ....“Have faith in God. 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. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
When we are filled with pain, sorrow and hate, that mountain seems so steep and impossible to climb but as we declare God's word over and over again and stand against Satan claiming health by the stripes of Jesus, then eventually that mountain won't seem as big and God's word becomes who we are.
Declare the things of God's Word and wonderful things will be established for you. Make negative declarations, and negative things will be your share in life. Have rugged faith, the kind of faith that wins, the kind that can make it up the mountain that seems so steep.
If I am always speaking of failures and lack of faith that increases my doubt and every time doubts and fears are confessed we are confessing our faith in Satan and we deny the ability and grace of God. Proverbs 6:2 NKJV You are snared by the words of your mouth;You are taken by the words of your mouth. Ephesians 4:29 NKJV Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. We are ruled by our confessions and what you say is what you get.
I think I can and I will because I follow God's word 2 Corinthians 4:13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak
Step out in faith with me and possess what you confess.
Well this is the end of the series on Words. I hope you agree with me that our words are very powerful and it is wise to think about what we say before we speak. For those of my blogger friends that are sick, claim health and repeat it over again and you will be healthy for our Father cannot lie to us, His words ring true. I claim health and I am in remission from the RA; praise God!!
PS Barbie, thank you for claiming that this post will be better than the one I lost because it is tons better. God knows best and I am grateful that the other post didn't make it. :)