23 "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be
removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but
believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have
whatever he says.
Jesus said that you will have whatever you say --
dependent on believing and not doubting. Think of that. What you say
determines what you get in life. It did for the children of Israel. And
the Bible says the things which happened to them are lessons for us.
28 "Say to them, `As I live,' says the Lord, `just as you have spoken in
My hearing, so I will do to you.
2 you are snared by the words of your own mouth; you are taken by the
words of your mouth.
Words can get you in trouble. And words can deliver you (see
Revelation 12:11 and Romans 10:10). Words control your destiny.
All of us face trouble in life and it can sometimes be tempting to
wonder why God does not help us sooner and in greater measure. While
there is much that we don't understand, we must, on the basis of what
Jesus said, realize we are responsible for what happens because of the
words we have spoken.
Why We Shouldn't
God is our Heavenly Father who cares for us. So, we don’t have to worry,
struggle to figure everything out, or even try to make things happen.
and Then the Neighbor
Can we say we love God with our hearts, souls, and minds and
disobey the very first and highest commandment that He has given to
us? That commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The Eden is within
When Christ, the Lily of the valleys, is planted in the garden of our
hearts, His love is "As the lily among the thorns." When we appreciate
the love of Christ, we see the sinfulness of sin. We will join forces
to cultivate and pluck out those thorns and thistles by the sweat of our
Scripture For When You Are Helpless
We prayed for this “power tent” and got it. Trees slammed into our
house, carport and yard. Our gutters were blown off. Our carport was
smashed but our cars were not touched. Our home itself was safe.