I have not posted for what feels like ages as my life has been non-stop chaos. However, today there is a message in my spirit that I must share. I receive daily inspirational words from a friend. Today’s message on the words we use hit home. For some time now I have been working on my ability to speak faith-filled messages all of the time, no matter the audience or circumstance. My truth: I am a very direct person that struggles, from time to time, with not saying exactly what I think or how I feel unless I do not trust the person- then I rarely say what I really think or feel.
A praise post I received from a friend crafted by Ted Lucas, @TedLucasSNSCEO, was a perfect message to remind me how important it is to use words wisely. I hope his words can inspire you as well…
God created the heavens and the earth and everything that is in the earth by His words (Heb. 11:3). The whole creation was made by, and responds to, words. Our words, when spoken in faith, release either life or death (Prov. 18:21) and will affect people, things, and circumstances. We can release the power that is in faith by our words.
Every word counts. There is no such things as an “idle” word which will not work for us or against us. Our words can be our most powerful weapon against the devil, or they can become a snare of the devil (Prov. 6:2). Faith-filled words can move mountains.
The faith that made Jesus marvel was a faith in the authority of the spoken word (Mt. 8:8, 10). We are to believe in the power of our words. If we begin to speak words in faith that line up with God’s Word, then we will have the positive results that follow. But if we continue to speak words of doubt, we will eventually believe them and have the negative things that these words produce. Death or life are in the power of every word we speak.
Faith is released by speaking words. Jesus encouraged us to speak to mountains or to whatever our problem might be. Most people speak to God about their problem, but few follow Jesus’ instructions and speak directly to the “mountain.” God has put certain things under our authority and we must exercise it. When a problem stands in our way, we must speak to the problem and command it to get out of our way in the name of Jesus. Speak God’s Word today. His Words will produce life.