Power of Words
"Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips." Psalm 141:3
The Bible revolves around the one thing that can change everything; it is by the words we speak. God designed us to speak His Word (Romans 10:8). He says our words are important, significant, a creative force, abundant life, the future; they vibrate with result producing power by the meaning behind them. Words are like gold, valuable, attractive, edifying, encouraging and uplifting in a way that is perfectly fitted to the circumstance. By speaking God’s Word in a personal, present-tense way, we move His divine substance into a life of unlimited riches (Mark 11:23). When we practice faith sayings, our belief system increases and our level of trust in the Lord heightens. God’s Word is the key to living consistently with power, purpose and plenty.
We have the power of life and death in our tongue (Proverbs 18:21). We will give account of every idle word we speak on the day of judgment (Matthew 12:36). Idle words are non-faith words of lack, fear, anger, gossip, past regrets and pride. Judgment is the constant, wheel of sowing and reaping. Speaking non-faith words is sowing in the flesh; it extracts life. Speaking faith-filled words from a ‘God is my source’ position is a foundation for abundance.
What we say with our mouth and believe in our heart can bring God’s unlimited abundance on our life. If we say, “This is too much for me”, I don’t know what to do”, “This is too hard”, “I am overwhelmed by this”, or “I just can’t do it anymore”, we bind the Holy Spirit from being our helper. It is a challenging idea to believe we can limit God by how we believe and speak. Scripture tells us that faith comes by hearing, it is dead without action. Faith is speaking the things we need, want or desire like we already have them (Romans 10:17, James 2:14, Mark 11:23).
God’s Spirit is always with us. Hebrews 13:5 tells us, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” If we believe God is only with us some of the time, we aren’t putting our trust in Him, but trust ourselves. Fear takes over and our peace will be shaken (John 14:27). The moment we feel alone or we feel under pressure, fear is present. Replace negative and doubtful words with God’s Word.
Scriptural, creative faith words are ‘I am’, ‘I can’, ‘I have’, ‘I will’ and ‘Do it now’. Creative faith words produce results when spoken in a personal, present-tense way as if we already have what we say.
- ‘I am’ are faith words; we already have what we say before we have it.
- ‘I can’ are strength words; supernatural energy that is activated by saying so and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ. Everything written in our heart from God is available and possible.
- ‘I will’ are words of sincere, direct intentions; we are able to move ahead by releasing the power and ability of the Holy Spirit.
- ‘I have’ are words of confidence; the knowledge of Christ is the revelation that He lives in us. We are one with God.
- ‘Do it now’ are action words; they are the way of making changes in our life. Taking action in the now is the moment of power.
Jesus tells us that we are justified (to have the things we desire) based on His Word (Matthew 12:37). We can have all of God’s good by our faith statements based on His Word. Speak God’s Word, train your mind to think upon God’s Word and His Word becomes a life-style of confidence and power. Learning what God says in His Word to say or not to say requires awareness and practice! Repetition solidifies revelation and builds our belief system. Lord Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit in me as my power to choose, I choose to watch over my thinking and speaking until I routinely and easily speak words of faith that work by love. In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.