The last few months we have been talking about TRUSTING GOD. In our service in Beulah last Sunday, Pastor Ed spoke something that really stirred in my heart. I want to tell you about it.
Pastor Ed spoke about INFORMATION+APPLICATION=TRANSFORMATION.
Isaiah 26:3 “People with their minds set on God-God keeps them completely whole and steady on their feet because they keep at it and don’t quit”. (MSG Bible) Another translation says “ The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in you”. (NAS)
I want to give you some INFORMATION today and believe it will bring TRANSFORMATION as you APPLY it!
What I’m talking about is the power of our mouths-our words and even our thoughts can determine our spiritual victory OR defeat. Your breakthrough is as close as your mouth! Triumphant, victorious praise and worship strikes terror in demonic powers! Speak forth, sing out, pray aloud, proclaim, and declare what you read in God’s Word and hear from the Holy Spirit. When you do this, you yield your mouth to the Lord and it becomes a channel for releasing spiritual blessings! Find a verse for what you want-what you are believing for. Write it, pray it, sing it, read it out loud and you WILL see things begin to happen!
Let me give you an example. A few weeks ago, I had a really yucky week. The whole thing! It seemed like nothing I did went right. Work was busy, rejection was everywhere, I was financially low--you know the kind of week I’m talking about. I was definitely wallowing in self pity and my confessions were certainly not godly. I was even going to skip out on my devotions-my thoughts being that “it doesn’t work anyway”, but I was drawn to it. As soon as I opened it, I began to weep. It said “You have EVERY reason in the world to be cheerful because I have overcome the world. Take time to praise me for all that I am instead of wallowing in your pity!”
The verse that followed was John 16:33 (AMP) “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have (perfect) peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer (take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted)! For I have overcome the world. (I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you).” Oh HALLELUJAH! So I began to fill my mind with thankful thoughts and my mouth with praise to our God. And believe it or not…..my attitude changed! Maybe not immediately but pretty quickly!
Try it! I dare you! Find a verse for something you are trusting God for-speak it, say it, pray it. See if things don’t change as your words and attitudes change!