Mark 9:23 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
In our Success Scripture last week, we said that creating the kind of life you want starts by speaking words out of a believing heart. In Mark 11:23, Jesus said that you will have whatever you say if you believe it in your heart. The saying part is not that difficult; just speak words that are in agreement with the outcomes you want to experience in your life. The challenge now becomes: What does it mean to believe in your heart?
God’s Word must be in your mouth and in your heart if it is going to produce results in your life. You are going to have whatever you believe in your heart and say with your mouth. This is the formula for creating the kind of life you want. Whatever the heart really believes, the mouth confesses. This brings us to the question: What does it mean to believe in your heart? I want to give you 3 answers to that question:
1. To believe in your heart means to believe apart from your mind and your body. Thinking is of the mind; believing is of the heart. Believing in your heart means believing independent of what your five physical senses may indicate.
2. To believe in your heart means “to live in accordance with.” If you really believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, then you will live in accordance with who you are in Christ. You will live in accordance with who you are, what you have, and what you can do because Jesus is alive today, and because God has identified you with Him.
3. To believe in your heart means to act on God’s Word. The word “believe” is an action verb. Believing is the equivalent to taking action. The purpose of believing and speaking is so that you can put God’s Word into practice. Believing refers to practicing the Word of God. Believing refers to taking action on the words that you have been speaking. The real evidence of your belief is the way you act.
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