Word for the week

Welcome again to this week's word for the week. All of us face trouble. No one reading this is exempt from having things go wrong or not as planned. That's not the point of the matter this week. It doesn't matter what's going on when you really think about it. What matters is your faith in God to do what seems to be impossible. It's not you that will do it. It's God!

I need to be brief this week. Faith is powerful. Words are powerful. When you put the right words together with faith that is something awesome. Jesus said speak to the mountain in faith and it will be removed. That sounds simple until you break it down and then put it back together. It takes faith before you even utter in a word in that situation. You have to believe it before you say one word. There is no getting around that. Something has to already be in you that believes that God can do such a thing. Otherwise, your mouth will never utter what your heart does not first believe.

Faith is birthed within. It is a gift from God. You don't control the measure you've been given and truthfully you don't need to. You just need to know how to operate in the measure that's been given unto you. Plain and simple. God has already equipped you with everything you need at the moment. The things that are yet in store will be given to you at the right time. That fight in front of you right now has all of the weapons of victory for it locked up inside of you as we speak!

Faith needs a channel to move through. That's where your words become powerful. When you speak in faith the words carry power. It is important that you truly understand the revelation of the power of words. Death and life is in the power of the tongue. To think that the ability is in you to kill something or give it life is both powerful and thought worthy. You can't just utter anything out of your mouth. You have to learn how to be deliberate in what you say. You have to learn how to let every word you say count for something. God didn't waste any words when He spoke the earth and the things in it into existence. He was so deliberate in what He said until everything He said He called it good when He saw it.

This week you have to learn the power of words. Don't utter things because of how you feel at the moment. Take time to process what's going through your mind before you speak it out of your mouth. You can't always take words back and far too many people have ended up with what they said only to wish they would've been silent. Say what you want to see but say it in faith. You want deliverance? Then get your faith to the point that when you say it you don't doubt a word you said later. You want victory? Then say it like you really mean it!

Life is precious. Time is short. Words are meaningful. Faith is powerful. Trust in God is necessary. It is not what comes against you that has the potential to do you the worst harm. It's what comes out of you that has the potential to destroy you. Guard what's in you. Guard your thoughts. Guard your heart. Be diligent in your thoughts and it will lead to you being diligent in your words. Be careless with your words and you will have chaos surrounding you. It's time to rise up, be delivered, and stay delivered. Put faith to your words and let your words be a reflection of your faith. Give that some thought.

May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,

Bishop Carlos J. Lennon