The Master, in Mark 11:23, gave a clear picture of what true faith is. He says whatever you desire will become yours by vocalizing what you believe in His Word. Thus in the faith-arena, you agree with and say what the word of God says about you or your situation. Faith isn't just to believe God's Word in your heart, faith actually speaks.
Not effectively vocalizing what they believe is the reason many in the Church have their faith defective. In fact to them, it seems the message of faith isn't real. These ones have long over-stayed in the arena of believing. Believing is not enough, for the Bible says even devils believe and tremble (James 2:19). To believe in what God has spoken concerning your situation is wonderful, but what gets the job done is when you give voice to your believing.
Jesus showed us a practical example of this when He cursed the fig tree! After He spoke to the tree and said "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever," the next line says, "And his disciples heard it" (Mark 11:14). The disciples heard Jesus when He spoke but they didn't observe any change in the tree. But by the next morning, as they passed by the same alley, they immediately noticed that the tree had withered from it's roots. Jesus did this to teach us to talk our faith. Learn to vocalize your faith; don't just stop with believing what the Word says, talk it!
In the area of your health for example, don't stop with merely believing that by His stripes you've been healed; vocalize it. Say, "Thank you Lord, because every fibre of my being and every cell in my body has been vitalized, repaired, energized and overhauled by the Spirit that raised up Jesus Christ from the dead."
Your life is the offspring of your confessions, not just what you believe in God's Word. So declare God's Word concerning your job, health and finances today, and always.
PRAYERI am fully aware that the quality of life that I live is based on the faith-filled words that I utter. I hold fast to the profession of faith without waivering, therefore, I declare that my life, health, family and finances are consistent with your Word in Jesus Name.
Rhapsody of Realities February 23, 2011
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome