“He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from troubles.” ~(Proverbs 21:23)
*There’s just no two ways about it. To live a life of blessing, we have to make our words agree with what God says. Not just for a few hours or a few days, but all the time.
If you’ve ever done that, you know it’s not easy. As time wears on and the circumstances around you appear to be stubbornly determined to stay in the same miserable condition, it can be hard to keep on speaking God’s Word. But you have to do it if you ever want your harvest of blessing to come in.
When Kenneth started preaching prosperity, I sat out there and listened to him with holes in the bottom of my shoes. But we knew our financial problems didn’t change what the Word of God said. We knew His prosperity promises were true even if we hadn’t been able to tap into them yet. So, even though we felt foolish at times, we just kept on talking about God’s generous provision for us.
I realized later that Word went to work for us from the first day we began to believe it and speak it and order our lives according to it. Our prosperity crop began to grow the moment we started putting seeds in the ground. It just took time for them to come up.
Sometimes, believers don’t last that long. They start planting well enough, but then when they don’t see immediate results, when the bank account gets low and rent is past due, they get discouraged and begin to speak words of lack and defeat. They tear up their crop with the words of their own mouth, and they never get to enjoy the fruit of it.
The next time you strike out on faith, whether it’s in the financial realm or any other area, keep that in mind. Determine from the beginning that you’re not going to let that waiting period discourage you. Then hang on until the Word of God is manifested in your life. Put patience to work and keep your words in line. You will receive your harvest.
Scripture Study: “Proverbs 18:4-8, 20-21”
“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” ~Charles Dickens
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