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Your Words and Your Heart Must Agree…

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Romans 10:8-9

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.

The sermon at RLFC was awesome today! Again, it was all about what comes out of our mouths.
We, as a people, as His people, really must get a handle on even the most minute utterance from our lips.
Proverbs 18:21 says life and death are in the tongue.

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.

Slow to Speak

Slow to Speak


Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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