Spoken Confession

...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Here is a foundational lesson in the importance and power of speaking out one’s faith. This principle is established at the very beginning of our life in Christ. Just as salvation (God’s righteous working in our behalf) is appropriated by heart belief and spoken confession, so His continual working in our lives is advanced by the same means.

God allows, encourages, even requires our active participation in all His gracious dealings with us. He does not force us as slaves to move against our will. He does call to us as sons and daughters in His family to accept our role and responsibility.

So, having begun our life in Christ in the spirit of saving faith, let us grow now in active faith—believing in God’s mighty power for all our needs, speaking with our lips what our hearts receive and believe of the many promises in His Word. Let us accept God’s promises for all our needs by endowing them with our confessed belief, just as when we were saved.