Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Words Have Power!
Words have power. We as Christians should truly believe that. Often we don't even consider what we are saying or to who we are saying it, we simply say what we are feeling. Many times that feeling is not a good one, and those words are embodied with our pain and our sorrow. We pray for something without considering what it will be like when it comes to pass, and then we complain when it does happen! How many times have we prayed Lord I don't want to go to work, please don't make me have to go to work. Then we wake up one day and our car won't start.. then we start complaining, God how could you let this happen? I need to get to work!
Mathew 11:12-14 & 19-25
The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again." And his disciples heard him say it.
When evening came, they went out of the city.
In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. Peter remembered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!"
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."
Do we really believe the words of Jesus? Do you pray knowing that God will answer your prayers? Or do you pray and then worry day in and out if it's going to happen? Many will tell you that God doesn't answer prayer, but I disagree. Jesus told me he does! If you pray that your day will go better, that you won't have as much stress, don't go through the day worrying about things. Let go and just go through your day, live knowing that he is answering that prayer. If you ask God for joy, turn around and be joyous! Know that God will answer the moment you ask, and if you don't have the words? Or can't bear to say them? He'll say them for you! The Spirit of God will intercede with groanings!
Romans 8:26 - In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Remember that when you say something it comes to pass! Don't go out cursing someone or yelling at someone wishing them ill, you may regret it! Jesus, having the faith in God that we should have, simply cursed a tree and it died! How many times have you said something to someone and regreted it? "I wish you would just go away forever!", "I hate you! Leave me alone!", "Just go die somewhere!" or even worse, how many times have you heard someone throw out the phrase "Go to hell!" Do you really wish that on anyone? Words do indeed have power. Speak only that which you want to come to pass, and if you truly don't want it to happen, don't say it. Mama always told me, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!"