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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Speaking it

For a while I have been thinking about how it seems things begin to change (with God) when I speak them out loud to others. I can think of two incidences in the last few years where I was too embarrassed to speak of something out loud. I felt like it was impossible and others would think it was dumb. Yet, both times when I shared with others, things happened. I think that is when my faith grew and I believed God would make them happen - I believed strong enough I shared - ridiculous as it sounded.

I think there are two verses that explain my thoughts. Matthew 12: 34, "For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of" and Luke 6: 45, "For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." When my heart is so full of what I believe God is doing, I cannot help but speak of it. I believe that is speaking out of the overflow of the abundance in our heart! As ridiculous as it may seem, I believe His promise! Hebrews 10: 23, "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful."

Our faith has to do with what we believe and the strength of our belief. I think of Abraham being told he would have a child but he was almost 100! Romans 4: 18-21, "Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, 'So shall your offspring be.' Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised."

When I began thanking God for the things I believe He promised, my faith strengthened. "Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe." Voltaire


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