Speaking Faith into My New Year

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Jan 13, 2024

Speak FAITH!

“Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness is from generation to generation (year to year!); You have established the earth, and it stands fast.” (Psalm 119:89-90 AMP)

Research has found that there are over 30,000 promises in God’s Word. However, God’s promises are CONDITIONAL; they are not automatically applicable to every single person. If we desire and expect to receive His promises (those that apply to us) and walk in His blessings, we must first believe that He IS and then obey His Word (i.e. His conditions for the promise.)

“(Jesus) said, Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” (Luke 11:28 KJV)

God has obligated Himself to keep every promise He has ever made. He is not, however, under any obligation to keep a promise I make to myself, no matter how noble, honorable or worthy it may seem to be to ME. God’s faithfulness is not evidenced by His obedience to our demands—regardless of how good it makes us feel. The faithfulness of GOD is revealed by His being true to His OWN Word.

That is also a good pattern for us: OUR faith and faithfulness is revealed by our fidelity to the Word of God—through our life and our lips. We give evidence of our faith and hope by SPEAKING faith and hope. By speaking a promise of God into our life, we turn His promise into a prophecy. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaish 55:12 KJV)

On the other hand, we must never prophesy negativity into our future. We must never give voice to statements like:

  • “It’ll never happen.”
  • “I’ll never get over this.”
  • “Things will never get better.”

The only “never” that is valid here is that we must NEVER speak that kind of pessimism and gloom into our future—a realm which God alone knows, directs, and occupies—and which we really know NOTHING about with certainty. Never, ever allow any present discouragement, doubt, fear, or mullygrubs to cloud the vision of your faith! Rather, allow FAITH gleaned from your yesterdays to SPEAK, through YOUR voice, into your HOPE—your tomorrows—no matter how dark it appears today.

  • Has God been faithful? Yes? SPEAK IT! “Lord, I know that You are faithful, and You will always provide for, protect, and watch over me!”
  • Has God ever abandoned you? No? SPEAK IT! “Lord, Your Word is true, and I know You will never leave me or forsake me!”
  • Has God answered your prayers? Yes? SPEAK IT! “Lord Jesus, You have never failed to hear my prayer, and I know that You will hear and answer me today, and tomorrow, and every tomorrow’s tomorrow!”

The key? KNOW what you believe! Diligently STUDY the Word of God! Make your calling and election SURE! Know that He is “a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” (Heb. 11:6 KJV) Sometimes it seems that the one who is most adamant about what they believe is the one who’s not sure what they believe. But you can absolutely KNOW Him, inside out, by allowing “the Holy Ghost … (to) teach you all things …” (John 14:26 KJV)

Testify of your FAITH, giving voice daily to the virtue and power of God, saying: “THIS I KNOW—GREAT IS HIS FAITHFULNESS!!” And as each day passes, flowing from your future into your past like waves beside your boat, that continual testimony ADDS to your faith! Builds your faith! Establishes your unshakeable FAITH!

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall LIVE by faith.” (Roman’s 1:17 KJV)

Prayer: Dear Jesus, You hold all my tomorrows. Help me not to prophesy doubt into my future; rather let me speak FAITH! Because I know and trust YOU, I can say ‘Thank You in advance for the glorious TOMORROW You have planned!’ In Jesus’ name, Amen.