"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."
The fist thing we do is plant the word of God. When God's word gets inside us, it changes our image of ourselves. We begin to believe causing faith to rise up. If God said it I believe it and that settles it. What we give God to work with is what we believe for. Mark 4:14 says that the sower sows the word and because that word is sown in our hearts we have the hope of reaping. When we hear what God's word says, we lay hold of it in our hearts. The God kind of faith is sponsored and we begin to speak to those things that stand in our way as removed. (Mark 11:23). He didn't ask us to inquire about the mountain or know what the mountain was all about. He just said that we are to speak to the mountain to be removed. I don't need to know about all the details about how the word of God works.
I just need to be convinced that it does work. Once we understand the revelation knowledge of what God has said, He stands good with the word revealed to our hearts. I still think Satan tries to work by getting us messed up in the details asking the question, "Has God truly said that?" If we have been touched by the spirit of faith, we move in a way that is above and beyond what we can ask or think. We know some way, somehow God will get it done in us and through us.
When revelation knowledge breaks through to our hearts, it puts everything in perspective to the truth revealed to you in the word of God.
This year it is my prayer that we as a people will take God at His word and trust Him for the increase in every dimension of our lives. You and I have sown the word of God into our hearts and now we need to speak to our harvest. We need to send the message to our minds that our thoughts are His thoughts and His ways are our ways. The kingdom of God is within our heart and that heart of ours is the production center for the word of God. We are to take that word and confess it believing that God will bring it to pass and out of the abundance of our heart our mouth speaks good things and brings forth good fruit.
I also remind you that God is faithful to the word that we have committed to our hearts. He will never let us down. The scripture says that He is actually listening to the words of our mouth. It is His desire that our freedom comes out of our spirit and not from the outside. It is amazing though that God already has the answers to whatever you face, His word that is planted there. He has assured us that He watches over the word that He has sent us. He is able to bring it to pass and the word has the ability to prosper in the thing He sends to it. This coming year no matter what the challenges that we face is going to be a good year for every individual who would dare to trust in and rely upon the word of God. God will turn your darkness into light. He will spare you in the midst of any trial that would come against you. You will see the salvation of our God and you will know that He is your Lord and Savior.