Scripture tells us that "life and death are in the power of the tongue." (Proverbs 18:21). But one thing people do all the time is that they start off speaking the right things, words of faith and life, but then they turn around and speak the exact opposite of what they just said! They'll declare a promise and then start talking about how bad everything is. They'll say, "God is my provider!" Then they'll say, "Look how bad the economy is. I don't think I'll ever get out of debt." That's just like planting a seed in the ground and then digging it right back up again before it ever has a chance to take root and blossom.
If you and I are going to see the harvest of blessing God has for our futures, we can't "dig up" our seeds of faith by allowing words of defeat or negativity to come out of our mouths. Instead, we have to water the seeds of faith by continuing to declare His Word. When you wake up every morning, start thanking Him that His promises are coming to pass in your life. All throughout the day, focus on keeping an attitude of faith and expectancy.
Confession: I always sow seeds of faith and blessing. I will bless others, and God will bless me.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.