Does it really matter what we say about our finances? This is a very good and logical question. I will attempt to answer this question in a concise, biblical manner. Let’s look at some scriptures that teach about the words we speak and how they apply to all areas of our lives, including our finances.
God puts a lot of importance on what we say. There are many scriptures that mention this. The scripture that we commonly use to lead people to faith in Jesus Christ, Romans 10:9, indicates that we should not only believe in our hearts but also confess with our mouths to come into salvation. Even though we believe in our hearts, which is something that happens in the “unseen” world, it seems it is spiritually significant to speak the words out loud into the “seen” world in which we live. The words we speak are at the very core of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In the beginning of the Bible, we find Genesis teaching that God created the world in six days by His words. He said, “Let there be light,” and there literally was light created. As we study these scriptures, it appears that God’s very words were the creative force that brought the world into existence.
Later, God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. God started calling Abraham “the father of many” when he was not even the father of a son. He was not the father of anyone! Worse yet, by changing his name, God made Abraham call himself “the father of many” every time he introduced himself to someone or someone asked his name. Can you picture Abraham feeling a little embarrassed as he, a man without a son or daughter, spoke the words, “My name is ‘Father of Many?” Yet Abraham’s faith-filled words eventually bore the fruit of making him the father of many.
If God worked in Abraham’s life by directing him to speak words declaring his destiny, we have to ask the question, “Does God want us to do this today?” As you read through these upcoming blogs, I believe your answer will be a resounding “yes.”