Way of Speaking

“…If anyone says to this 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).”

Prayer is two-way communication between you and God. Prayer impacts what you say to yourself about yourself. Instead of putting yourself down, calling yourself names, or being overly critical of yourself, prayer inspires you to love yourself, to speak positive words of affirmation to yourself, and to be patient with yourself.

Not only does prayer impact your “self-talk,” prayer effects what you say to others and how you say it. Talking to God empowers you to boldly speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Your communication with God reflects itself in your communication with others (Colossians 4:6). If your prayers are one-way where you talk, and God listens, then you may struggle to listen to others and allow them to speak without interruption. The continual practice of listening, not just talking, to God strengthens your ability to listen to others.

After teaching his disciples about prayer, Jesus, the perfect pattern, taught his disciples to speak in faith to the situations in their lives, which appeared to be mountains. He reminded them of the power of their words and the ability that they had to create the lives that they desired and deserved. You have that same authority to drown the mountains of your life in the sea of God’s presence.

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