Faith Food – August 8

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Your Own Words

. . . He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. — PSALM 15:4

Even though I missed God’s perfect will by putting out a fleece, I stayed with that church one year, because I had promised them I would. I toughed it out. I’m a man of my word.

One of the characteristics of a spiritual pilgrim is that he “sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.” In other words, he keeps his word.

If you don’t learn to be a person of your word, your faith will never amount to anything. Why? Because to get faith to work for you, you have to believe in your words as well as believe in your heart: “. . . whosoever shall SAY . . . and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he SAITH shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH” (Mark 11:23). The things that you say are your words. And you’re certainly not going to believe your word will come to pass when you know you’re not a person of your word!

I’m going to keep my word. If I don’t, it will affect my whole spiritual life. I tell the truth every time. I won’t tell someone I’m glad to see them if I’m not. I find some way to say something without violating my conscience. I won’t lie, because it would affect my faith.

“But sometimes when you lie, it just means that you’re being nice,” someone will argue. No, it’s not. It’s being devilish.

Confession: I am a person of my word!

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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