Good evening. Or as the case may be. Over the course of the day, I contemplated what I was to write about and as my thoughts practically went from coast to coast, a song kept rearing up itself upon my heart. No, this is not a song preview, neither am I here to sing. The song is let there be light by Bryan and Katie Torwalt. It’s a beautiful song. I recommend it. The context from which the title of the song was culled became the settling point for my thoughts.
We find in Genesis chapter one, the account of creation. Therein was recorded as the very first act of God: He spoke.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
This is very profound on so many levels. We recall that the creative acts of God were heralded by speech. In other words when God needed as it were to get something done, the final common pathway, the decisive point was encapsulated by the fact that He spoke. His words become the frame on which the proclaimed reality hanged upon and the template from which they were built. And nothing was too big for the creative power of His speech because Hebrews tell us very plainly: the worlds were framed by His words. Take it or leave it.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Why is this important? This current earth realm responds to speech or more technically sound, for it was created on such a premise, God setting the pattern up.
Man, remember was created in the image and likeness of God, which means amongst other things, man can function as God as far as the earth realm is concerned. This is critical, because, like God, man can also determine his possibilities via speech- the words of his mouth. I do not at this time refer to motivational words or things dubbed as positive confession. They are good. But I’m referring to something more fundamental, more in keeping with our recreated nature. The Apostle Paul speaking about it says:
2 Corinthians 4:13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
This possibility of creation based on speech is best exercised when it emerges from a believing heart and is according to that which is written. It is a most powerful tool, for, in its exercise, man functions akin to God. You must be careful then what you say.
What are the possibilities that you want to see in your life but currently aren’t? What possibilities are currently there but you don’t want to be there? Find out, that which is written in the Holy scriptures, engage your heart to believe them, engage your mouth to speak them.
This is not limited obviously to your individual life but as with most things, starting from home is a good idea. The entire world and all that is in it by creation were designed to respond to words as it were. So it can be applied at any level on any scale, once you have that which is written, and give voice to it.
It’s a realm shaped with words. Your words define your realities. What have you said today? It’s not enough to think or know it was written, have you said, it is written? Believe the word. Speak the word. Loud and clear.