And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13) For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says (Mark 11:23) Faith cannot be released from your heart to the Father without words. You could say that your words are faith carriers. In the circumstances that you encounter today, the words that you speak about that event show what you really believe about it. What I say is really my faith speaking. It’s highly important to speak what you believe. Words fix the landmarks in our lives. We never rise above the words we speak. Thoughts of doubt bombard us continually. But thoughts that are not put into word or action wither and will not produce results. You can’t keep negative thoughts from coming to your mind, but you can keep them from lodging there. The best thing to do when thoughts of doubt come is to speak out loud what you believe from the word of God. In the tests that arise in life, my victory in it will keep pace with how steadfastly I speak what I believe in the face of the grueling circumstance. My faith keeps pace with my confession. So many times I’ve had terrible circumstances arise that seem so stubborn. And that’s the time to boldly confess out loud what God says is true about you and your life! Let me balance this out by saying that there is a place where we must go before the Father and candidly express where we are, how we feel, and how things affect us. The key is not to live there. I always pour my heart out to the Father, but then I go back to His promises and ask Him to specifically work in the situation; often reminding Him of what He said. In that way, I keep my faith active. Remember to affirm the word of God out loud today. Faith’s confession changes things!