Just Ask Jesus: Romans 10:9 Journal Challenge Day 6
The Lord prompted me to select 10 verses and issue a journaling challenge to ask Jesus to answer questions about these common verses. I will share only a small segment of what people sent me as a result of this challenge. Please feel free to ask Jesus these same questions and reply to this post with what Jesus said to you too! Jesus’ comments will be in italics, as usual.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. NIV
Jesus, help me understand why it’s important for me to declare with my mouth that You are Lord? Help me to better understand what it means to believe in my heart as opposed to understanding with my head that God raised you from the dead.
What Jesus said to Patty:
Speaking out loud activates your faith. Speak doubt and you activate doubt. Speak faith and you activate faith. Remember that the enemy can’t hear your thoughts, so speak loud enough for the enemy and others to hear. The greater boldness for which you speak, the more your faith will grow.
I live in the heart and not in the head. The language of the heart is emotions, the flow of the Holy Spirit, pictures, music and Spirit-led pondering. To know ABOUT me has no power to save you. Even the demons know who I AM. But, they do not surrender their hearts to Me. That is what is required; the humble surrender and declaration of belief are necessary for you to be saved.
Thank you, Lord.
What the Lord said to Evelyn:
Jesus, help me understand why it’s important for me to declare with my mouth that You are Lord?
My words have power and your spoken words have power because you are made in My image. When you declare out loud that, “Jesus is Lord,” the devil will tremble!
Help me to better understand what it means to believe in my heart as opposed to understanding with my head that God raised you from the dead.
Your heart will influence your passion and your actions. Does your head to the same? Do I speak to your head or your heart? If you heart is far from Me, your heart will not guide you to act upon My words. That’s why I ask you to meditate My words daily so that they can guide your actions. When you believe that I will raise the dead with your heart, then things will happen. It distinguishes you from pre-believers and non-believers because they too can receive the knowledge in their head but not believe.
Thank you, Lord, I believe in you with my heart and not my head because my heart not only influences but also dictates my actions. The Holy Spirit will fill my heart in tune with yours.
If you would like to be able to Ask Jesus questions like we do in many of our blogs and have Him answer back to you personally, we can show you how. Please see our foundational teaching on 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. If you already know how to have these conversations, join the discussion and share what Jesus is saying to you!