“A closed mouth is a closed destiny and a soundless Christian is a ‘signless’ Christian.” – Bishop David Oyedepo.
There are times to talk and there are times to keep silent. When you are to talk or pray, you have to do so. In Proverbs 18:21, Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Prayer is very important! But most times, our prayers are not answered, not because God does not hear, but because what goes on in our hearts – our thoughts – negate what we speak out in prayer.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” – Ephesians 3:20
In Mathew 9:21, the woman with the issue of blood “said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.” I know she would have prayed before leaving home, but before she touched the helm of the garment of Jesus. She prayed again, but not with the mouth but with the heart, and the prayer was not different from the one with her mouth. She made sure the two prayers did not deviate from each other.
Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” What you say in your heart is as important as what you say with your mouth. If you are a child of God, your word is as powerful as God’s word; but as powerful as your word is, your thought has enough power to override it.
Train your mouth and inner mouth (heart) to say the same thing – God knows that the outer mouth can be deceitful; therefore, he pays more attention to the inner mouth. However, when it comes to exercising authority over the enemy, your outer mouth must come into play.