Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God.
23 Let me tell you something, Any person who says to this mountain, Be removed, and be thrown into the sea; and does not waver in doubt in his heart, but is fully persuaded that those things that he is saying are happening for him; he will have whatever he says.
24 Because of this I am telling you, No matter what you are asking for yourself, while you are praying, commit yourself to taking it, and it will happen. (GBMV)
You Have What You Say, You Get What You See.
These are two keys to living a wonderful life. And they are also the two things that stop us from living a wonderful life.
The reason is that most of us say the wrong things and see the wrong things in our minds. The world around us programs us to speak negative words. And we do this without even realizing it.
Think about some of the things you say over the next few days. Pay attention to your words and see how often you speak negative things.
Many of the expressions in our language are full of death and destruction. We say things like, “This is killing me.” Or “I am afraid I have to do this.” Or “That’s just my luck.”
Most of the words that come out of our mouths, if they had the kind of creative power that God has, would destroy us. Imagine if God took everything that you said as a command or request and gave you what you said?
Well God does not need to do this, because he has put His creative power into you. After God had created the world, He put Adam in charge and gave him authority to change things in the earth.
God put some of His own nature into humanity by creating us with a spirit that has the same nature as Him. And the spirit that is in you has creative power, like God’s creative power.
How did God release His creative power into the earth? He did it with words. You can read it in Genesis, where God spoke, and things happened. But after that God gave the job of speaking to Adam and Eve.
So now when God wants to speak something into the earth, He finds a person who will listen to His voice in their spirits, and then speak those words out into the earth.
But most of us have never learned to hear God’s voice. So, when we speak words into the earth, whose words are we speaking? They are seldom the words that God has spoken.
I can tell you where most of those words come from. They are words that come from the world around us and from people who do not love the Lord. And we speak them freely without knowing what we are doing.
Now you don’t have to speak God’s words to create. Because God put a power into your human spirit to speak your own words. And you can create the things you desire by doing that.
But words alone are not enough to create something. You must know exactly what you want before you can create it. How can you make something if you do not have a clear idea of what you will make?
So, before you speak, or while you are speaking, there must be a picture in your mind of what you want to create. Now if you speak clear words, this is easy. In fact, you cannot help yourself, because your words create pictures in your mind.
But what if your words disagree with the picture in your mind? What if you are saying one thing, while seeing something else? I can tell you what happens then. You have two forces going in opposite directions.
And instead of working together, and helping each other, they work against each other. Do you know why this happens? Because both the words and the seeing should flow together in the same direction.
You see, the words come from your spirit, which contains the power to create. But the thoughts come from your mind, which lies in your soul. And your soul can block the power that is coming from your spirit.
So even if you release a powerful creative power using words, you could end up with nothing. The picture in your mind works against the power of your spirit and neutralizes it.
In the world people often speak about the power of meditation. And many get involved in eastern practices to try to get what they want. They practice controlling their minds so that they can release an inner power to change things around them.
But in the end, they are using another kind of power that is not from God. It is a power that comes from evil spirits. So as believers we do not want to do that.
But if we could learn to do this the right way, we would see better results than them. And with the Lord’s help we should see real changes in our lives.
I am going to give you a little project to do now before I end this short study. And I am going to show you how to do this the right way. And I believe if you start practicing this you will start to see greater answers to your prayers.
And suddenly you will start to receive some of the things that you have been praying for. It will not take long and will not interfere in your activities. But it will produce such wonderful results that you will wonder why you did not try this before.
I am going to show you how you can use these two simple principles of Saying and Seeing to literally change your life. And once you learn to use this for small things in your life, you will want to also try it for bigger things.
A Practical Project to Do Daily
1. Take just one thing that you desire and start working on that alone. Take something small and simple that is within your reach. Then when you get the result you want; you can try some other things also.
2. Find at least one Scripture that you can use as a promise from God that He wants you to have this. If you can find more than one, even better.
3. Write down a statement of what you want and describe it clearly in writing. Include the Scriptures you chose. Now read what you have written, speaking it out loud.
4. Can you clearly see this thing in your mind? Can you see yourself having it?
5. If speaking the words that you wrote down does not create a clear picture in your mind of the thing you want, then change it.
6. Now make time each day to take a break from what you are doing. And during that short break, read aloud your statement, and see in your mind, the result you want.
7. Do this as often as you can. It will not take long. Try to memorize the statement so you don’t have to read it. But make sure you speak it out loud into the air.
8. Speak it over and over, several times, while shutting out all the things around you, and try to visualize the thing that you desire. If you can include any of your other senses, then do this also. If you can feel it, taste it, smell it, hear it then try to do this.
9. Keep doing this often each day until what you desire manifests itself and becomes a reality. Make sure that the desire does not go away but becomes stronger the more you do this.
I would like you to come and tell me how this went, and what kind of results you had. Share if you had any problems, and if you found this hard to do.
Perhaps there are some more things we can add to improve this simple way of creating the things that we desire.
Some Possible Examples
A. Losing Weight and Becoming Healthy
Psalms 139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: (GBMV)
“I thank you Lord that You made my body to be healthy and slim. Therefore, my body will daily dispense with the excess weight that it has accumulated.
The fat will melt away each day, causing my body to slim down and reduce in size, until I am slim and healthy. My blood pressure will be normal, my energy will increase, and I will be like a young person again.
Sickness and disease will vanish away, because you promised me this in Psalms 103
3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good [things; so that] your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (GBMV)
Therefore each day more of this unhealthy fat will leave my body and I will have the kind of body you created me to have.”
Take time daily to speak this out loud and visualize your body gradually shrinking as the fat is melted away.
B. Breaking Free of Poverty and Lack
“Lord I thank you that you want me to have all the good things that you created in this world. You want me to blessed, and as I delight myself in you, I believe that you will give me the desires of my heart, according to
Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD [Yahweh]; and he will give you the desires of your heart. (GBMV)
I believe that I will no longer struggle in poverty, lack and obscurity. But that you will lift me up and make me prosper in all things. And that you will make me the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath, according to Deuteronomy 28:
12 The LORD [Yahweh] will open to you his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you will lend to many nations, and you will not borrow.
13 And the LORD [Yahweh] will make you the head, and not the tail; and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath; (GBMV)
Therefore, I will always have more than enough to feed and clothe the ones I love, and I will always have enough to give out to those in need.
I will drive a good car, live in a good home, dress in good clothes and be able to buy anything that I need and desire. Because I know that you want this for me.
Poverty and lack are a thing of the past and will never be my experience again.”
Take time to daily speak this out loud and see yourself experiencing these things.
C. Overcoming Separation and Loneliness
“Lord you said that it was not good for a man to be alone. So you created a partner for Adam and brought Adam and Eve together. And you gave them true happiness.
Thank you that you have seen my loneliness and desire for a partner, and that you will bring to me the perfect one to make me complete and make my life full of happiness and fulfillment.
You know the person that I need and desire, and I thank you that you are at work even now to bring them to me.
I believe that as you brought many together in the early church, by giving them favor as it says in Acts
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (GBMV)
So you will give me favor with many and cause my friendships and relationship to increase. Thank you bringing me to a place of fellowship with many new people. May I meet and relate to new people on a regular basis.
Thank you for making me into a person that others want to be around. I will no longer be alone. But I will be surrounded with good people and build new relationships. “
Take time to daily speak this out loud and see yourself experiencing these things.