April 20:   Faith Comes by His Word

By Bassey Ekong

How do you obtain the God kind of faith? Remember that Romans 10:8 says, “The word is near you, it is in your mouth and in your heart..” Again, whatever is in your heart comes out of your mouth. We could define heart in this instance as the subconscious mind. It is where you store everything you have been listening to. As we have learned, what comes out of our mouths help create our world because we are just like God in the way we function.

Whatever we speak has the power to happen. I want you to remember this truth because it will be the biggest test of your faith. What do you say in the midst of trouble? What do you say when faced with adversity? What do you say when things are not going your way? What you have been listening to will proceed from your mouth, because that’s what is in your heart. It is vital to have a constant diet of the Word of God so that it will be in your heart. It will nourish your heart so that, when you experience troubles, the Word is what will come out of your mouth, and you will create what the Word says.

May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word, for all of your commands are righteous. (Psalm 119: 171-172). May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and My Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14). It is better to be silent when in anger and frustration than to say something you’ll regret. Note: When you experience trouble, anger, frustration or disappointment, my dear friend, make it a habit and the Spirit of God in you will help you, the Word of God should proceed from your mouth.

Let’s Pray: Father, may Your Words reveal that your Word is fixed in my heart. Then my heart and my word will be truly pleasing in Your sight. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 9-11; Luke 15: 11-32

Your Heart is Your Faith's Sanctuary.