You Have a Sound Mind! (2)
Step 2: Start saying what God says about you in His Word. Words matter, especially when they’re God’s words! Look around you; everything in creation was first a word that was thought and spoken by God. ‘Then God said, “Let there be…And it was so.”’ (Genesis 1:14-15 NIV). His words contain the power of who He is. So when you believe and speak God’s Word, you’re connecting with His mighty creative Logos.
Why it is necessary to speak God’s Word and not just think it?
First, because hearing yourself speaking God’s Word is a powerful reinforcer. Second, because you remember what you recite. Third, because the enemy hears you. When Jesus spoke God’s Word to Satan in the wilderness temptation, he fled (Matthew 4:11).
Step 3: Act on what God says about you. God has given you ‘a sound mind’—that means you’re a good thinker. Now, if you really believed that, what would you do that you’re not doing now?
How big a step of faith would you be willing to take?
God has given you the ability to ‘love’.
If you really believed that, how would you demonstrate your love for God and others?
Would you begin or resume giving to your church? Would you forgive someone who has hurt you?
Would you serve others instead of being self-absorbed?
Nothing builds your faith like acting on God’s Word. Visualize yourself taking these steps and it will change the way you feel about yourself.
‘…God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.’
2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
John 11:40; Mark 9:23; John 14:13-14; 15:7-8, 16 16:23-24, 27
Did I not tell you that if you believe you would see the glory of God?
If you can! All things are possible for one who believes! Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the father may be glorified in the son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it! If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit! Whatever you ask of the father in my name, he will give it to you! Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full! The father himself loves you, because you have loved me!
God has promised you so much if only you would believe his word& act upon it! He chose you & appointed you to go & bear much fruit! Ask today! Never delay!