by Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
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We all have doubted and have been confused, for we do not see.
John 20:29 – Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Scripture speaks about a wise man using few words.
Proverbs 17:27- He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
We know the power of words. They bring life and death, mostly to our ownselves (see James 3). We have often spoken more than we should and need to put a guard over our mouths; bite the tongue.
Psalm 141:3-4 – Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Words are the very hinge of what we believe.
Matthew 15:11-20 – Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Last but not least, this is another problem we come across with exercising faith. We struggle to believe. Words fly like poisonous darts and flaming arrows. First, they enter the mind and if we entertain what is heard, we then, quickly fall to doubt as the fire or poison we accept to believe reaches the center of our heart.
Being a listener, observant and writer, I must be very careful what I hear to accept as truth. We all have this responsibility as believers.
Most often, having to listen between two opposing people trying to workout or seek who is right, even in my own relationships. My stance always has been and I speak everytime, “There’s his side, her side and then, there’s the Truth”.
What to believe? Truth! Truth hurts, but truth sets free, truth heals and restores.
Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
We must’nt just go along with everything we hear, nor follow the majority. We need Ruach HaKodesh, wearing the full armor of Yahuah! Oh, that helmet of salvation that protects our mind, submitting every thought captive!
2 Corinthians 10:5 – Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
This bringing into captivity every thought takes awareness, alertness, discipline and dedication to exercise Faith! This walk is not a stroll in the park, but takes much work and much work done in us.
Matthew 7:7-8 – Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Seek Truth to seek us! Because this walk of believing without seeing is truly not for the faint of heart.
Psalm 27:13-14 – I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.