8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Pastor says: ‘ Your words and your heart must agree with each other.’
He pointed out that we will say what is in our hearts…but even as we, as humans, try to camouflage our true feelings our hearts will speak. We will speak what we believe, at the core of our beings.
I quote Pastor again.
‘ With the heart we connect with the righteousness of God. With our mouths we connect with Salvation.’
What am I speaking? I must check myself. I have begun to persuade myself ,with the Word of God, that I am healed, divinely. Do I speak that healing, in faith, I ponder. That is my intent to be faithful and bring forth the manifestation of the health that I hope for.
Are my words and my heart agreeing on the Promises of God?
And then there is the undoing of those hopes by not checking what I speak in other areas of life, to others. Those murmurings and complaints. Those imagined ‘righteous’ anger moments, when I feel as though I am justified in my utterings.
James 1:20 : Qualities Needed in Trials
19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
God wants us to listen. He wants us to hear. Slow to speak…Slow to speak…
Pastor says: ‘ True humility is conformity to the Word of God.’
That is what I am honestly and diligently trying to do in my life. To conform my life, my being, my soul to the Word of God. I want to truly be thankful for what I have in life. Not that showy thankful that is, in truth, acceptance of lack and poverty.
The thankfulness that God’s hand moves each day in my life, no matter how I see the situation.
I determine to let my words and my heart agree with one another.