That’s why Paul told us to put on the Amour of God
Jesus said in Mark 11:23 “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”
What is it that you have faith enough to believe for a bicycle...a house...a car!
The gold diggers or 49’ers speaking about the California hills told everyone that would listen “there’s gold in them ther’ hills” and I’m here to testify that there is power in God’s Words and every word that you and I speak should be Words of Faith...Hope...Rigtheousness.
So many people use their own words to defeat themselves instead of speaking to encourage…empower…enable themselves.
Once they say I can’t or I won’t (they can't or won't) they create a attitude of defeat that limits what they can accomplish.
Brothers the Word is might and powerful like a two edged sword able to cut between bone and marrow able to discern the intent of your heart.
Joshua 5:13-6:27 gives us an account of the children of Israel who were walking around the same walls (dealing with the same problem) they even blew their horns and nothing happened.
It wasn’t until they all (spoke the word) shouted with a loud voice, that their problem…their situation…their answer came tumbling down.
Sometimes you have to encourage yourself.
Sometimes you have to speak a word over yourself
As I minister to you I minister to my self
Everyone who has been through trying times can identify …testify…witness the validity of those words.
David encouraged himself using God’s words in Psalms 27.
No matter how you feel you have to raise your thoughts to a spiritual level where whatever you are going through will not seem as significant…lose its power over you…disappear... as you regain a peace of mind.
Having Faith only in ourselves is how man attempts to circumvent God. He expect us to demonstrate that our faith is in the creator and not in anything that he or our minds have created.
Advice for Daily Living
Faith is how we activate the blessings that God has so graciously bestowed upon us. Without faith it is impossible to please God. We can’t live victoriously based only on our own ability, the Bible tells us that once we accept Christ into our heart it is then that we become more than conquerors.
“We know God works through human beings. We know God sent you here. The condition of our women is so difficult. My brother was killed; I will never return to Ethiopia again. Here we are drinking dirty water. Those who die will die. On a typical day we get up early to pray. Then the women go to fetch leaves. Some of the men look for firewood, or fetch water to help their wives.”
These are the words from a Sudanese Christian who was only identified as Male#8. Can you imagine living in a refugee camp depending upon dirty water and very little if any food. Only through faith in God is he strengthened, knowing that his prayers may be the only thing that can keep him alive.
Here are more firsthand accounts of these Christians desperate fight for existence.