“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, “I believed, and therefore have I spoken,” we also believe, and therefore speak.” 2 Corinthians 4:13
Faith Has To Be Applied
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.”
1 Samuel 17:45-46
Our faith is applied when it is declared or proclaimed. The Word says “I believed and therefore I spoke.” When we believe with our hearts, the faith within us needs to be confessed through the words that we speak with our mouth; our hearts and mouths are connected. It is important for us to vocalize our faith because there is power when we proclaim and testify in accordance with God’s Word.
When Goliath cursed David, he felt no fear because his faith in God was greater than the words that the giant threw at him. David applied his faith by confessing with his mouth, the victory that he believed the Lord would give to His people, saying, “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands.”
David understood the importance of right confession, by confirming with his mouth the faith that the Lord had placed in his heart, he was able to see the victory that God had planned for him.
God’s Word and His principles have not changed and so we, also, will be able to see the mighty hand of God move in our lives if we believe with our heart and confess with our mouth, the promises that God has made for His children. As we apply the faith that He has graciously placed in our hearts, let us stand firm before the giants and boldly proclaim His victory, giving Him the glory, that others may know that God is alive in our world today.
I thank You for this day and the many things that You have done in my life. Help me to hold fast the confession of my hope without wavering, for You are faithful. Amen.
God bless you.
Theo and Manju