Posted on Facebook: December 16, 2016
I’ll put this in the category of dots I’m connecting:
Our words are a reflection of “that which fills our heart” (Matt 12:34)… Our heart contains our “belief system.” What we believe is our “measure of faith.” Cynical, pessimistic, and negative words and outlooks are all rooted in unbelief. (“And Jesus didn’t do very many miracles there because of their lack of faith… Matt 13:58). Could this be why we can sense a lack of involvement from God at times? Perhaps we should all pay a little closer attention to our words and seek a better starting point for our thought processes. What do we believe anyway? Does having the “Mind of Christ” make me different? Should I perceive things differently?
Graham Cooke says that “there is a higher truth than the earthly facts.” If our negative words are aimed at reporting our earthly observations… perhaps we need to seek a higher focus. Perhaps we need to start focusing on what’s true in Heaven… not what’s true here. I used to believe that positive confessions were a little on the dishonest side… But I didn’t realize that positive confessions are intended to align with what’s true in Heaven, not necessarily what’s true in my earthly experience. “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV.