Re: Verse reading–Mark 11:12-33 (day three)

“‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!’”  Of course it did.  Jesus spoke without bombast, without pretentiousness.  This is how God uses words.  He spoke all heaven and earth into being.  He gives us power like that—not to that degree, but like it.  We speak encouragement, and people start to hope.  We speak in agreement with God, and others see God in a new light.  We speak a plan to help a person in need, and those we call on do what we ask.  Work that matters begins with words.  The disciples act as if there is no connection between words and results.  But then again they’ve seen a lifetime full of empty words.  These times call for true words.  May we learn them from God, and speak them to one another and to the world.


Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. Your words today resonated strongly in my heart, reminding me of the power in actually speaking the word out loud. I can silently pray the word, pray the name Jesus , etc, and I know he hears me. But when I speak aloud, there is another level of power and authority and action that occurs. Throughout my day I will think the name Jesus etc. But when I speak his name out loud whether in praise or plea, there is an immediate shift into his presence…. calming. Reassuring. anxiety breaking. peace. Power. Thank you Brian for your insightful blog comments.

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