Change What You're Hearing
Have you ever been frustrated with yourself…because of what you hear coming out of your mouth? Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). If you’re focusing most of your attention on natural things—watching secular television, going to the movies, thinking about worldly matters, worrying about your job and family—then that’s what you’re going to talk about.
What you need to do is refocus your attention. Turn your attention toward God’s Word and keep it there.
In everyday terms, Joshua 1:8 says, “Talk the Word.”
When I say talk the Word, I don’t mean just every now and then when you’re feeling spiritual. I mean continually. In Deuteronomy 6:7 (niv), God said you should talk His Word, “when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
That’s pretty much all the time, isn’t it? At home, at work, in the grocery store—wherever you are, keep the Word of God in your mouth.
Romans 10:17 tells us that “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” So when you’re continually talking about what God says, what He’ll do, and what His promises are, you’re going to be growing in faith because you’re hearing the Word from yourself all the time.
Isn’t that exciting? You can change what you’re hearing. So start today to fill your heart with an abundance of the Word. Then listen as your mouth gets in line with what God says about you and your circumstances.
Speak the Word
The Word of God does not depart out of my mouth. (Joshua 1:8)
Heiligschriftstudium: Deuteronomy 6:1-9