Scripture: Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.
23 “truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. (NIV)
Observation: From what I read in these four verses there must be agreement with what I believe in my heart and the words that come out of my mouth. Faith without works is dead, and the first work of faith will commonly be speaking. The emphasis is not on my faith supporting my words, but my words expressing my faith. It is a heart matter, not a mouth matter.
Application: My words are an expression of the faith I have in my heart. The more I get to know the Lord and the more my heart and mind align with Him, the more faith will be heard in my words.
Prayer: Lord, may my confidence in you be easily recognized in my conversation! Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!