Speak UP!

by Mark T. Hancock · 1 comment

It’s no surprise that our faith is also referred to as our confession (Hebrews 10:23).

Romans 10:10 says, “… with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

James emphasizes the importance of our words (James 3:6-12).

Solomon goes even farther, “You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth” (Proverbs 6:2).

David knew the significance of our speech when, in prayer, he said to the Lord, “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3). And, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

The Word is God’s seed and He sows His Word in our hearts when we read and meditate on it. If we allow Him to sow good seed through His Word, we will begin to think His thoughts.

Our thoughts are our seed and our lips sow the seed when we speak.

Our words are the confession of our faith and represent our understanding of who we are. We paint a picture of ourselves with our words. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7), and “… out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34).

Fill your heart with what God says about you and what He says about Himself. Speak UP from that abundance. Agree with God!

If we speak words of fear, we neglect what He says about His protection and we become fearful. If we speak words of doubt, we contradict our confidence in Him and we lose faith. If we speak words of failure, we nullify our assurance of His victory and we accept failure.


Speak UP! Sow what He says back into your situation and into others’ lives through your words. It’s not magic, it’s the Word – the Christ – in you!

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