THE POWER OF YOUR WORDS

I have a question for you? What have you been saying to yourself lately? What have you be saying to those around you? Today, my goal is to remind you today of the power of your words. The Bible says death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Therefore, here are three things to remember if you are going to be able to effectively use that power God has given you:

  1. You are made in the image of God.  God said, “Let us make man in our image.” How does that impact our ability to effectively use the power of our words? God speaks things into existence that first exist in the spirit realm. Roman 4:17 says God is the one Who calls those things that be not as though they exist. Therefore, we must imitate our God and use our words to cause what we see in the spirit realm through the eyes of our faith to manifest in the natural realm.
  2. Jesus lives in you. Colossians 1:27 says that Christ in you is the hope of glory. Also, you have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). Words are formulated in the mind as thoughts first. Therefore, when you speak the Word (or the thoughts) of God, It’s as if Jesus is speaking. You are His mouthpiece. When you speak the Word, He speaks.
  3. Jesus desires to do great works through you. Jesus said in John 14:12, “Greater works shall ye do.” He also said in Mark 16:17-18, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Therefore by faith, we should expect to do what Jesus did and believe God can use us to heal the sick, raise the dead, and drive out demons as well.

With that being said, when we recognize and meditate on these truths, our faith for God to perform signs, wonders, and miracles through us should soar! You are made in the image of God and you are able to create things by the power of speaking His Word. Furthermore, the words you speak are not just idle words floating in the air, and it’s not just you alone doing whatever you can. Jesus lives in you, He is speaking through you, and when Jesus speaks, He gets results, Amen?

Isaiah 55:11 says His Word will not return to Him without accomplishing what He sent it to do. In summary, this is the thought  I want you to get a hold of today: WHEN YOU SPEAK THE WORD, JESUS IS SPEAKING, AND THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXPECT RESULTS. Jesus said, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matthew 9:29). The question is do you believe it? Mark 11:23, For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Therefore, I want to challenge you to meditate on this thought today: “I believe God’s Word spoken through me will get the job done.”

What life lessons have you learned about the power of your words? Please leave a comment below.

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HOW TO STRESS LESS

We are in unprecedented times right now. Everything has been turned upside down. Life as we know it has changed to a new normal. The stress that this Coronavirus crisis has created has been tough on us all because of the adjustments we have had to make. I pray that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy, wearing a mask, and following the guidelines.

Yesterday was so stressful for me. I ran all day long hurrying from one appointment to another with my 86 year old mom in tow. Some of the stress was Coronavirus related, but much of it was not.

Have you ever had a stressful day?  Maybe you are a person who has a laid back personality. Well please pray for me because I am not. I HATE BEING STRESSED AND HURRIED. Jesus NEVER hurried anywhere He went, even when His friend Lazarus was ailing (John 11). God does not want us to live stressed-out lives either. Why? Because when we are stressed out, we are not our best selves, not to mention that stress will kill you.

So the question is how can we do better? How can we stress less?

  1. Recognize and target that as an area where we need to grow. If we don’t recognize the issue, we will continue to go down the same path without making any changes. I see now that I need to work on this area of my life and make it a goal to stay in peace at all times. Jesus died to give me peace. I don’t want His death to be in vain.
  2. Confess our faults. When stress has gotten the best of us, confess it to God, confess our fault to whoever we need to, and repent if necessary. I had to apologize to my mom because I was not the nicest person that day. When you’re in hot water, like a tea bag, what’s in you will come out of you.
  3. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give us the power to do better and stay peaceful next time. His job is to help us grow and change. Self-sufficiency, trying to do better without asking for His help, will result in failure. Without Him we are nothing.
  4. Refuse to wallow in condemnation when we fail. Romans 8:1 says, “There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” Remember, you are the righteousness of God in Christ no matter what.
  5.  Develop a deliberate plan of action. For instance, I will not schedule so many appointments in one day. I will give myself more time between appointments. I will focus on peace scriptures to build myself up in that area. When I am stressed, I will take a mental vacation and imagine myself in a tropical paradise, seated under a palm tree with a glass of lemonade (Ahhhh). We have to decide how we will respond beforehand.

Saints, Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:1). That means we have control over whether we have heart trouble or not. We have to decide that we are going to get to another level. If this is not an issue for you, I thank God that you have gotten the victory. But for those of us who haven’t, I challenge you to come up higher in this area. Let’s do our level best to keep the chaos on the outside from getting on the inside.

What are some methods you have used to relieve stress in your own life? Please leave a comment below.

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