by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies -Open Your Mouth
Editor’s note: I thought that most fundamentalist and quiverfull circles insisted that women be quiet? I guess that doesn’t apply if you’re lording it over someone else with your Bible Speak ™
How do we stay strong in faith? How do we stand fast against the ungodly influence of others around us? God has the answer for us of course. The way to do it is to continually confess your faith. We are born again into the family of God by believing and CONFESSING that Jesus is our Lord (Romans 10:9,10). But we don’t stop there. We keep on believing and CONFESSING every day of our lives (Colossians 2:7).
You only keep what you speak out. Both David and Paul stated: “I believed; therefore have I spoken” (Psalm 116:10 and 2 Corinthians 4:13).
Can I encourage you to continually confess your faith, your hope, your convictions, and the truths God daily reveals to you? If you don’t speak them out, you’ll lose them. The more you speak them out, the more they become part of you, and you become UNWAVERING in your faith. You will stand no matter what people say against you.
SPEAK TO YOUR SOUL
When doubts and unbelief creep in, speak the truth out loud to your soul. When discouragement and despair begin to overwhelm you, encourage your soul. This is what David did: “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance” (1 Samuel 30:6; Psalm 42:5, 11; 43:5).
SPEAK TO YOUR HUSBAND
Share the truths and revelations you receive as you read God’s Word with your husband. As you share them, they will become even clearer and stronger in your spirit.
SPEAK TO YOUR CHILDREN
Speak out God’s truths and ways daily to your children. It is not enough to have God’s Word in your heart. You must have it in your MOUTH! And even that’s not enough. God’s purpose for you as a mother is to get His Word and His truths into your children MOUTHS! Not just their hearts.
Isaiah 59:21 is the vision we must have: “My Spirit who is upon you, and my words which I have put in your MOUTH, shall not depart from your MOUTH, nor from the MOUTH of your descendants, nor from the MOUTH of your descendants’ descendants, says the LORD, from this time and forevermore.” How will your children get it into their mouth unless it continually comes out of your mouth?
SPEAK TO EVERYONE YOU MEET
Always be ready to open your mouth to sow seeds of truth–to friends at church, but also to unbelievers you meet when shopping or out and about (Hebrews 3:13; 10:25; 1 Peter 3:15).
Hebrews 10:23 (ESV) says: “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.”
Truth becomes part of you when you confess it. Therefore, the more you confess, the less you will waver! The more you speak out, the less you will be intimidated by your antagonists.
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