Saturday, May 5, 2018

Voice Activated

            Have you told your alarm clock to shut up in the morning and it didn’t obey? Or stumbled in the dark to turn on the lights? Your dilemma is over. Alarm clocks and light switches are now available that obey your voice.
            Sound modernistic? Amazing? Not really. God spoke in the beginning, “Let there be light: and there was light.” The only amazing thing is that God gave us voice-activating abilities, too.
Romans chapter 10:10 says that we start our relationship with the Lord by our voice. “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
The faith walk is a voice activated walk because whatever we believe in our heart determines what we say. We learn to look at dry bones and ask, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know if these bones can live.” (Ezekiel 37)  If he says that the bones will live we stop looking at the bones and start speaking to them. “Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!” Words from the Lord are given so we can activate dry, dead things.
The future we activate by our voice can bring life or death (Proverbs 18:21).  The Sunday school song says:
Be careful little mouth what you say.
There’s a Father up above and He’s looking down in love.
So be careful little mouth what you say.
The ten spies and doubters in Numbers 14 learned the hard way that God listened to their voice.  “…as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you. Your carcasses shall fall in the wilderness.”

I love the voice activation described in Mark 11:23 the best. It tells us we can tell mountains, ”Go jump in the lake.” Got any mountains that are in front of you? Sickness? Relationships? Finances? Stop staring at your mountain and describing how big it is. Join me as we say together, “GO JUMP IN THE LAKE.”