This week I heard one of the most inspiring messages from church that I have ever heard. I personally enjoy every message but this one in particular really spoke to me. The message talked about how believers of the Word should also tithe, which allows us to live a higher quality lifestyle due to us trusting in God with our money. One of the ways we can experience the lifestyle that God intended is by speaking it into our lives. We should be saying what God says about each and every situation in our lives. The bible tells us that we have the power of life and death in our tongues. This means that everything we say is either speaking life (prosperity, success, abundance) or death (poverty, lack, insufficiency) into our lives. Have you ever said any of the following:
- I'm broke, I never have any money!
- I get paid one day and the next day all of my money is gone!
- I'm never getting married.
- Every man/woman I meet is low down.
- I want to get married but all the good ones are taken.
- I don't have any clothes!
- I need a job but nobody is hiring.
- My car is a piece of junk!
You get my point! The Word tells us that even if you have a negative thought DON'T SPEAK IT! Once you say it out loud you now give life to it and your success or lack there of is a direct result of what you are speaking in your life. If you are constantly saying you are broke, you never have money, money burns a whole in your pocket, etc. then guess what?!? You have now given life to your statements and you will have exactly what you say. Instead, say what God says about your finances. If you are a tither he says that the devil will be rebuked for your sake and that the windows of heaven will be open unto you and blessings will overtake you. He also said that you will be the lender and not the borrower, the head and not the tail. But how will you ever experience that if you are saying the exact opposite of what He is saying?
In my personal life I have become much more aware of what I say and the words that come out of my mouth. I only speak words of life instead of death in every area of my life. Even if my situation does not match what I am saying, I continue to say it anyway because just because it may not look like it is not working doesn't mean that it isn't. I choose to believe God and keep my faith in Him. He never lies and everything He says will always be to your benefit.
This is just a brief summary of the message I heard. If you would like to hear it in its entirety click here!
Let me know what you think once you listen...