Monday, October 15, 2012

Speak it... Claim it...

"Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours."  [NLT]

     There have been many books published in recent years claiming to have the secret to getting everything you want in life.  They tell you that thoughts become things, and that when you speak positively in your life, that there is a law of attraction that will attract positive things to you.  They claim to reveal the mystery that all the rich and famous have been keeping from you.

     It is all old news.  When we buy those books, we are helping the authors get rich... but we aren't getting any secret, or solving any mystery, or attracting anything that we could not have attracted without those books or CDs.  In fact, we've always had the truth available to us... for free.
     Whatever it is we seek, all we have to do is ask in faith, and believe in faith, and speak it in faith as if it has already arrived.  If we want healing, we need to ask, believe, and speak as if we have already been healed.  When the mind believes, the body follows.
     If we want financial blessings, we need to ask, believe, and speak as if they have already arrived.  Notice I didn't say "spend" as if those financial blessings have arrived.  Speak it as "when" not "if."  Know how you will spend wisely, share generously, and live financially sound.
     When we desire material or physical things... a job, car, or home... we need to ask, believe, and speak as if they have already been received.  Mentally see yourself doing the work you desire, driving to that job, and parking in the garage of your home.
     One thing that we often forget, however, when we think of the promises that have been made to us in His word is that we were created in His image and our names were stamped on His hands.  When we look at our reflection in the mirror, when we think of ourselves, we need to speak positive of ourselves.  Don't put yourself down, lift yourself up.  Because we are all wonderfully created.

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