Words And Heart
Acts 4:32-33 (NIV)
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.
33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
Indeed, what great power manifests when we are united as one body of Christ in heart and in mind! In Acts 4:32-33, it puts across this truth so clearly, that not only was God’s mighty power working in the midst of the believers, much grace was upon them all. Not little grace, much grace! And this brings us to the question, what exactly does this ‘grace’ entail? Simply put, God’s grace really just means Him giving you something that you never deserved or could have never gained by your own strength. God’s grace means providence for the family who is in need financially, His grace means comfort for those who are having it rough in relationships, His grace translates to supernatural favor and wisdom for someone sitting through a job interview, and the list just goes on. If you can’t think of anything to be thankful for today, thank the Lord for His grace and mercy, for He dispenses much to those who trust in Him.
Today, however, what I want to talk about is unity within self, and this is a very important step which leads up to us being united as one body. This unity that I am referring to is the unity of your word and your heart. It is quite common to see believers, myself included, not getting the best that God has for us due to ‘bipolar’ confessions. You see, most of us know that our tongue is a powerful tool, it has creative potential but yet in it also lies destructive potential depending on how we exercise it. So sometimes we rely on this truth a little too much and as much as we can, we try to say the things that God wants us to say, but the problem comes when we stop there and blame our circumstances when things don’t turn out right. What most people miss is this: confession of words bring God’s power into play and sometimes it just works in our favor like that, but what is key is the fact that our words are meant to be used so that they can cause a change of our heart, to stir up faith and firm belief so that it can seal God’s promises in our lives. When Jesus taught His disciples about moving mountains in the Gospel, he told them that “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.” (Matthew 11:23) Jesus said that one has to say AND believe in his heart. Your words and your heart have to work hand in hand and be mutually aligned for God’s power to be manifested in the situations of your life and those whom you are praying for.
When the words we speak are of God’s truths and promises, they have to transform our heart. When that happens, all that you say, you will firmly and thoroughly believe in, as though all the things you are declaring has already come to pass, and that again, is where the work of restoration, healing, creation, providence are well and truly made possible and a reality. Therefore today, make that decision to line up your words with your heart, believe and trust God like you have never done before and I am believing with you for breakthroughs to come busting into your life from the floodgates of Heaven.
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for the power You made available to us when You came to dwell in each and every one of us. We thank You that no matter the circumstance we are in, we can always look upon You as our Savior, our Hope and our Confidence, Lord. It is our prayer today that we will not let what the world throws at us frame our confessions and the condition of our hearts but we will base all of that off Your Word and the Promises You made to us. Give us the strength to align what we confess with what we believe in our hearts, so that we may be able to experience Your victory in whatever we are facing, that we may be blessed and be a blessing to everyone around us. Thank You for Your grace and Your mercy, Father. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.