Speak To Rice
Does God love you? How do you know that? Stick with me for a minute. So you know God loves you because ……? Yes, his word tells you he loves you. God’s word says Israel is the apple of God’s eye in Deuteronomy 32:8-11. So how did King David know he too was the apple of God’s eye as he said in Psalms 17:1-8? And David told God, reminded God, that he was the apple of his eye.
Okay, what if someone came to you today and said, I want to know how I can go to heaven, tell me. What would you say? Most Christians, rightfully so, would open their Bible to Romans 3:19-26 then Romans 6:23 and onto Romans 10:9,10 and finish with Ephesians 1:13. You would show or tell the person what God says. You would stake your eternal soul on what God’s word says. It is called faith and trust in the Lord.
So why do we not have faith and trust in everything God’s word says? When we get saved we believe in our heart and we confess with our mouth. And doing this saves our soul and quickens or makes alive our spirit towards God. Friends, God’s word not only works like this for Salvation but for everything. That’s how we know God loves us, John 3:16.
We speak about going to heaven. We have never seen heaven, touched heaven or been to heaven physically yet. But yet we know, we believe by faith that heaven is real and we are going there one day. Our belief and confession of heaven is what Paul is talking about in Romans 4:17-25. Topically Paul is talking about Abraham but the process or how Abraham came to believe God about a promise, Paul is explaining. Verse 18, against all hope – according to that which was SPOKEN . He wasn’t weak in faith meaning he did not even doubt it a little bit. So who spoke “it”? God. God spoke it to Abraham.
Well God has spoken “it” to us too, his word speaks promises, blessings, judgment, prosperity, losses, health and sickness, gaining and loosing and a lot of other promises. Yes, these are promises because God can not lie. And believing what God says is true, like Abraham did, and speaking what God says which is truth like Paul says in Romans 4 is exactly what Paul shows us in 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 KJV “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea , and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:” Remember, by the foolishness of preaching God saves mankind. Preaching is speaking God’s word.
We are going to be judged by our words. Are we speaking truth, God’s word about us, life and about others or are we speaking lies of the devil? Whatever you are speaking is paving your path through life as a believer or nonbelievers.
What Paul was saying in 1 Corinthians was through believing, faith, and speaking God’s word, even if things don’t look like they are changing (like Abraham) what we are speaking and believing will come true because we are speaking God’s word. It is not about God is going to give me a new car or airplane – where is the chapter and verse for that? But it is speaking, whatsoever I do prospers. Psalm 1:3 KJV “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”
Yes, there are conditions. See Psalms 1:1-3. But just as we believe and confess for salvation, we are to believe and confess in all areas of our life and walk with the Lord. When you encourage, build up, strengthen others you will see the fruit of those words. Just like if you tear down, condemn, criticize, you will see that fruit come back to you. Our words form our world and not only in this physical world, but in our spiritual life too.
So I have an experiment for you to try. I’ve been told it really works. I’ve seen video of it working. The rice in the jar test and here is what you do. Take 2 canning jars or other glass jars. Some add water above the rice some don’t. I would try both ways. Some use cooked rice, others use uncooked, try both if you like. But take 2 canning jars. Put 1 cup of rice in one jar and one cup of rice in the other jar. Cover both jars. On a piece of paper write Good Rice and tape it to one of the jars. Then on a piece of paper write Bad Rice and tape that to the other jar. Put one jar on your kitchen counter in one area and put the other jar on the other side of the room on a counter. Then mark your calendar as your start date. Then 5-7 times a day, or more but not less, speak Good words to the Good rice. You’re good rice, you do great things, you stay so nice and white, you are so wonderful and other good words.
Then go over to the Bad Rice and speak “bad” words like your are terrible, awful. You are dumb and stupid rice. You never do anything good, you are ugly rice 5-7 times a day or more, not less. Really believe with all your heart what you tell both jars of rice.
Do this every day for 30 days. Speak to both jars 5-7 times a day or more. You will be amazed at the end of 30 days the difference between both jars. Then post your results here to share your results.
Words we speak alter life. We will pick this up next time.
Here is a video of one of many examples. Her results were not as dramatic as some other results which may mean her testing time was different in frequency per day and testing for 30 days or maybe she was just speaking words and did not believe as much. You might want to right click the link below and select open in a new window.
Click on the words have impact link below.
Words Have Impact