Speak To The Mountain

– by Bernadette Chiponda

“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to the mountain. ‘Go throw yourself into the sea’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”– Mark 11:23

What mountainous problem have you encountered in your life, and has it become a stumbling block? Everywhere you go, its right there with you. How do you overcome or shake off something so big, daring, and sometimes life-threatening? In the Scripture above, Jesus reveals that the answer is your mouth. The words that you speak are powerful – not only do they chart the course of your life, but they also determine the things you attract or repel. Your words can qualify or disqualify you. I would however like to talk about the impact of unspoken words in instances where you remain silent. There are times and situations that just need you – not your pastor, parent, or spouse – to break the silence and speak out. 

Silence is not always golden. Jesus went about speaking things that came to pass. At His word, the fig tree dried up; Lazarus rose from the grave; and the storm was calmed. He taught His disciples that after having prayed, they ought to speak. He said “Say to this mountain…”. He did not say pray, avoid, cry, or complain about the mountain, neither did He say accommodate or ignore the mountain until it disappears. In Matthew 16:19 Jesus speaking of the keys of the Kingdom said, “A yes on earth is a yes in heaven. A no on earth is a no in heaven.” Realise that when you keep silent, you don’t give heaven something to work with. Mountains and obstacles have ears, so address them boldly. The key thing is what you say from your own mouth. Speak positive, life-giving words concerning your life, family, church, and nation; also dismissing everything negative and unwanted. Heaven and earth respond to your words. Remember that “No words, leads to no reaction, therefore equals no change”.

JOY! Magazine (May 2018)

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