“For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation” (Rom. 10:10).
The way we start our journey as believers rarely leads us down the path of righteousness or connects us to what Jesus accomplished in His death, burial, and resurrection. Righteousness comes about from believing and is more than just a mental acknowledgement. It is a matter of the heart. Experiencing that righteousness, salvation, this new nature, comes when we say the same thing about it.
One of the ways we know if we believe something in our heart is this: does it change our sense of identity, our sense of who we believe ourselves to be? The heart is the seat of our identity, our sense of self, and anything we believe in our heart will bring about transformation. Anything we believe in our heart becomes effortless when we understand faith and how God created us. It no longer requires a constant, vigilant, conscious awareness and effort to make it happen or to remember to do it.
Let me encourage you that whether it is about the new birth or getting healed or anything else in your life, you not only want to know what the Scripture says and confess (say the same thing) but you want to say it because you have first conceived it in your heart. You have the intention of giving yourself to it, of this being your life choice, your life reality.
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