Speak What You Believe

Words of Life“…all things are possible to him that believeth.”Mark 9:23 (KJV)

Imagine facing something you would say was impossible to get through…we have all been there at one time or another. The father in the story that this verse is attached to was facing something that had him totally frustrated. His son was completely taken over by a demon spirit. (Now, I do not know your opinion of the reality of demons—that is an issue for another time)

The point is, no matter what you are facing, you can make it through by having faith or believing. It is not enough to say you believe or have faith—it is what you say and do while you believe. Both faith and believe are words that requires action. There is no way to do either without some effort on our part. That effort may be seen or not but it is required nonetheless.

The Bible tells us that “…that faith without works is dead…” Does that mean that a person who does a lot of “works” is a person of faith? Not necessarily. But it does mean that someone who has Bible faith is a person who put action to their faith! One way we can put action to our faith is through using the God-given right and ability to use words.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.Mark 11:22-24 (KJV)

Jesus spoke to the fig tree and it responded. He told His disciples, and us, that we could do the same thing if we wouldHave faith in God”; He also encourages us to believe on another level when He said:As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.”—Mark 9:23 (God’s Word Translation). We have to believe, what’s more, it is our responsibility to believe.

However, we can only act and thereby receive to the level of our believing. Jesus told the blind men,According to your faith be it unto you.”—Matthew 9:29 (KJV). If we don’t believe our words make a difference, we won’t use them responsibly and purposefully. Let us remember that the scriptures teach us thatDeath and life are in the power of the tongue…”—Proverbs 18:21 (KJV).

Therefore, let us raise our level of believing by using our words to influence our lives and environment…becoming the co-creators of our world for good. Believe me, this pleases God!

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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25 comments on “Speak What You Believe
  1. When we believe the truth with enough confidence to take action we exercise faith. And it doesn’t take much of that faith to see huge things happen, even miraculous things.

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  3. benabu says:

    Yes we can do all things, and that means all things through Christ. We are called sons of God and when God brought us out of bondage into a new life in Him we actually brought us into a life of power and peace forever.

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  4. I so look forward to your posts 🙂 I almost got teary eyed reading it, I have such a hard time telling people about God. Not so much my family, whom I know need Him badly, but people I don’t know, random people. There are those days where a woman will maybe vent a little to me about her life and I’ll tell them I’ll pray for them, but I don’t know what else to say beside that. Is that enough? I know it isn’t, I just need to talk to God more about it I think 🙂 Thank you for the reminder once more HAHA!

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  5. nopew says:

    As you already know I agree that the proof of our faith is what comes out of our life. Doing shows where our loyalty really lies. Keep proclaiming it!

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  6. Love you my brother and enjoyed your post the words are like honey for the heart! My words are so few but Blessings I pray for you, Amen.

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  7. jennyelaine says:

    http://aroundeverycornerat.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-will-be-your-response.html

    Amen Sebastian…..the Lord continues to remind me, “according to your faith be it unto you.”….Blessings…..

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    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you! There must be a reason for the reminder. Hearing that, I am reminded of the verse that informs us that the Holy Spirit will remind us of whatever The Lord has told us. Be ever listening! Blessings to you as well!

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  8. Amen! 1Peter 5:8-9 ‘Tells us to be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.’ I do believe in Demons, they are very real, and as Paul say’s in Ephesians 6, we must put on the whole armor of God!, taking up the shield of Faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. God Bless.

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  9. I’m always moved by messages of faith.
    Jesus once said, “blessed are those who believe without seeing”.
    Some other scriptures say, “the just shall live by faith alone”.
    It is only by faith that certain changes can take place.
    Check how this poem relates to faith: http://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/poem-the-mind/
    Our generation needs men that are not moved by what they see.
    Beautifully encouraging post!

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    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you for commenting on this post! I agree with you on the “messages of faith”, it seems they are what we need more than ever! I did read and enjoyed your poem…thank you for sharing your gift with us! Blessings to you!

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