Just how important are “right words?”
She Said – Element Two
Mark 5:28 – For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
I cannot stress enough the massive importance of the words we speak. You will be either condemned or justified by your own words. You can have what you say, if you believe it in your heart. When you attend to God’s Word, it will be health to all your flesh. The Scriptures are replete with such statements as these. Every child of God needs to learn, live, and stress the importance of speaking right words. Our Text for Today is an example of that. It is about the woman with the issue of blood. For twelve years she had suffered, only growing worse, spending all she had on useless medical services. But after she heard that Jesus was near, things changed dramatically. But the change did not occur because she heard, but because she spoke. She said something to herself. Her words were precise and direct, and her words required her to act on them. She said, “If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole.”
Now it’s possible she may have acted without speaking those words, but not likely. It is obvious she had heard of Jesus and the works He was doing. And when she heard that He was within her reach, that it was possible for her to actually get to him, she acted on what she said. Despite her uncleanness from the issue of blood, she exercised her courage through faith in God to overcome the problem she had faced for so long. She took her eyes off the problem and got them on Jesus.
She heard what Jesus could do. She heard that He was near. Faith rose within her. And then she spoke. Always remember the words of Jesus, that you can have what you say if you believe in your heart, and do not doubt. She had heard, so she believed. And she spoke. “If I may but touch His clothes, I shall be whole.” This was the second element in her quest for healing, wholeness, and freedom. She said it.
What is it you need from the Lord today? Do you need healing, provision, deliverance, or anything His covenant provides? Have you found it in His Word? Are you aware that it is in His Word? Are you aware that He is as close as His Word? My friend, if you need it, desire it, and have heard it through His Word, then the potential for you to exercise faith in it is already present. It’s time to say it. Look closely. She had heard that He could and would. But it was her faith that determined the how and the where. That is what she spoke. Think! Is it time for you to speak your how and your where? Just a thought.
Manna for Today – Mark 5:25-34; Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:1 & 6; Mark 11:22-24; John 14:12-14; John 15:7; Matthew 12:34-37; Romans 3:4