Speak Life! 

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Morning Devotion: Speak life! Align your words with God in 2017 (all the time). Activation and prayer at the end. 

Words, I love them. Not because I love to talk or write. I love words because they are seeds. Say what? Words are not just words. God spoke (used words) and creation began. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 

When you and I speak, we are emitting frequencies into the airwaves. We are, for visualization purposes, depositing tiny little seeds and targets. These seeds can produce an abundant harvest. The power of life and death is in our tongue as scripture says. 

I am not saying if you profess, “I am a tree,” everyday you are going to become a tree. I am saying what you and I say is either inviting hell or heaven to invade. Hence verbal abuse can be sometimes more damaging than physical abuse. Sticks and stones may break your bones and words dear hearts will still hurt you. 

Negative words and labels plant seeds, some are curses that invite demons. If you do not believe in demons, come along for a street ministry outreach with me sometimes. We encounter lots of demonized people. 

I see the impact of words in deep inner healing/deliverance sessions. Parents who called their children dumb, no good, said things like, “I wish you were never born. I wish you were a different personality or gender. I can not stand you,” invited demonic harassment in their children’s lives. Those children, many of them grow up with seeds of rejection. They have a target on them to be rejected. In deliverance we deal with the root causes (seeds/open doors) so they can get free. 

How are you talking to yourself? Would God say the same things? How are you talking about other people? What targets are you placing on them? What are you speaking over your destiny, future, circumstances? 

I want you to speak life. Speak life even when it feels different, or weird. Agree with God. Both heaven and hell are looking for human agreement. 

Activation: 

Spend some time with Holy Spirit…ask Him to reveal the words you have been using that are not in agreement with Him. 

Repent: 

Lord I choose this year to align my thoughts and words with Yours. I confess You are always right and You speak life! You know the plans You have for me and they are good. I ask for forgiveness for every agreement with the enemy. I choose to believe You as an act of my faith. Help me to speak life. 

Write Out Some Bible Based Declarations and Speak Them: 

The Word of God is life. Speaking His word helps to align our mind with truth. 

Examples: 

God is with me. He is good. His desire for my life is good. 

I am fearfully and wonderfully made, God’s workmanship, created for His glory. 

I am called in Christ to be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath. 

God’s perfect love casts out fear. I can stand bold and courageous in His love! 

Papa God thank You for being the Master Gardener. Please forgive us for planting seeds that do not yield good fruit. This year, help us to sow seeds of life. Uproot what is not of You. We cancel every negative word, negative vow, negative word curse we have spoken or others have spoken over us. We choose to bless and not curse. Align our thoughts with Your thoughts. Align our words with Your words. Help us to be sowers for Your Kingdom! In Jesus mighty name, amen. 

T.H.I.N.K

T.H.I.N.K
By Erin Lamb

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen, Ephesians 4:29. 

Since I had some time today I wanted to share some little nuggets (insight) with you. I have the poster in my office that I put up a few weeks ago that says, T.H.I.N.K before you speak. The acronym stands for the following:

T- it is true

H-is it helpful

I-is it inspiring

N-is it necessary

K-is it kind

We live in a world that is filled with words. We talk, we write, we text, we tweet, we use Facebook, etc…but how much time goes into thinking about the words we are speaking. People share their opinions all day long and sometimes those opinions are not rooted in truth, nor are they beneficial to the hearer. Paul encourages the church at Ephesus to only speak words that are beneficial to the hearers. I know there are plenty of words I speak that may not be beneficial. They may be true, but not necessary.

The poster is in my office as a reminder, not a rule to live by. We are not bound to only speak scripture or live in a world where we never express our opinions. However, I want my words to build up, not tear down. And if I must use my words for rebuke or reproof, I want them to lead the other person to a better way to do things, not destroy them to the point they can’t recover. Jesus had some stern words if you read the red letters in your Bible, but there was always a purpose for them. He only did what He saw the Father doing. Jesus also offended people and rarely explained Himself, but there was always a greater purpose behind what He was doing. Is there a greater purpose behind what we are speaking?

The words over our lives and the lives of others:

How many times have you spoken a negative word over yourself and then seen it happen? I have several times in my life. Words such as, “I won’t be able to do this. Things will always be this way. That person will never change. This will always be bad.” Those words were empowered the moment they exited my mouth because whether we realize it or not our words are powerful. Proverbs tells us that life and death are in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). I had a prophetic word given to me last year and the man said that when I spoke I was placing signs in the spiritual realm, much like a sign. So the good words were planted and the bad words were planted. I realized from that word that many things in my life that were negative were tied to my stinking thinking and negative words. I am not saying I can speak and modify the entire universe. God does not serve my every whim, but as a co-heir with Christ I can speak things into existence with my words. He has given us the power to bless and many times we use that power to curse.

Then I thought about the things I said of others. Were my words always edifying? Were they always blessings? Whether or not another person heard them, I still had the choice to use the tool God gave me to bless and help someone through prayer, or hurt someone through negative words.

So my hope for us is that we use our words to bless. I pray our words are true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind. I pray that when people listen to us or spend time with us they leave better than when they came. I pray we cease wounding people with careless words. I pray we speak what God would speak, how He would speak it. And if we must correct or confront someone, I pray they are able to be a better person because of it, not a person crippled or severely wounded. We have great power resting in our words. Let’s use our words to make this world a better place. In Jesus name, Amen.

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