Proverbs 18: 21
The tongue has the power of life and death; and those who love it will eat its fruit.
2 Corinthians 4:13
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak.
The power of life and death!
I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the ways God shares His power with us is through the words we speak. The above verses show that concept. We believe in faith, and then we speak that belief. Joel 3:10 says: let the weakling say, “I am strong.” Why do you suppose that is? Does it mean we are supposed to lie? No, because we know that lying is a sin so God would never suggest such a thing.
I believe that God is showing the concept that the words we say can change our life. So, each time we say that we are strong, we become stronger. Studies have shown that we believe the words we hear and the more we hear them the more we believe them. So, we should speak words that empower us.
I’ve been struggling with health issues for almost two years. That’s a long time, believe me!
Last year, I bought Joel Osteen’s book, I DECLARE. It talks about this concept of our own words containing God’s power much more in-depth than I can here. Anyway, I read the book, did the declarations, and it worked! I felt better, stronger, and my treated tumor finally “died.” And I got on with my life.
But as happens with so many things, my morning declarations fell to the wayside. Now that I’ve had my second treatment and all the side effects that come with it, I’m struggling with just getting through the day again. Last week, I started with my morning declarations again. Here’s the ones I speak right now:
I am blessed, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and creatively.
I am strong, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
I am kind and generous to others.
Guess what? The yucky feeling in my brain has dissipated–not all but a lot! Enough that I went bowling this week. I worked out every day this week, today for 30 minutes. I even put some clothes in the dryer and I never do that–just ask my husband! I came up with an idea for a new novel and started writing it as well.
Now, I suppose that could all be a coincidence, but I think not.
That is the power of God working in me.
And I accessed that power through prayer as well as through speaking the words ALOUD. Yes, I feel silly saying them aloud, but I did it anyway–in faith. Knowing that is one of the tools God gives us to access His power. If God gives our tongue that sort of power and we know He did because we just read it, then God wants us to use our words to empower ourselves and others.
God doesn’t want us to live a defeated, powerless life. He wants us to have faith in Him and believe in His promises. And one of the ways we show our faith is through our own words.
So, what are you going to start speaking in faith? What do you need more of God’s power for in your own life. Share it here and then start speaking it.