Thursday, February 26, 2009

Convinced or Conformed?

Prayer and speaking positive is not enough in and of itself. Your words have to match what is in your heart. Do you believe what you say and are CONVINCED or do you believe what you see in the natural and are CONFORMED?
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind
You must guard your heart for there is where your values and beliefs reside. Whatever you believe will govern your words, actions and decisions which in turn determines your outcome.
Pro 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Speaking contrary to what you believe is lying to yourself. The problem with speaking things that you don't truly believe is that you will deceive yourself. Then you will wonder why you don't get the results that you desire.
Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Your words will not only become powerless but others won't believe you either. Your words will lack conviction and passion. They will sound like something you read out of a book or something you heard someone else say. You will not convince others, yourself or God.
Mat 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Purpose in your heart right now to align your heart's beliefs and attitudes with your words. Then when the words that you speak from your heart are tested by more circumstances, stick to your guns and stand on what you said and what you believe not being moved by what you see. In the end you will see your faith become a reality.