Love Life and See Good Days
"For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile." I Peter 3:10
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, powerful and significant. They are like gold, valuable, attractive, edifying, encouraging and uplifting in a way that is perfectly fitted to the circumstance. Words are a creative force, abundant life, the future. Words have the power of being a channel of God’s riches that manifest what we declare (Mark 11:23). We can have all of God’s good by our faith statements based on His Word. Speak God’s Word, train our mind to think upon God’s Word and His Word becomes a lifestyle of confidence and power.
Evil is the same as doubt. Refrain means to pay attention to the words we use. If they don’t line up with how we believe based on God’s Word, then we are willing to change. When we stop using ‘doubt’ words, replace them with words of faith. David said, “I will take heed (pay attention) to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.” Psalm 39:1. David made many faith statements that release and produce life in us today. “And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.” Psalm 30:6. Prosperity is peace that cannot be shaken; power to choose our attitude for the day and our attitude response to all things; plenty to trust that the Holy Spirit is loyal to meeting our needs so we can be worry-free; purpose to show forth the results of believing and receiving instead of deserving and earning. Everything is based on saying so!
Words to Refuse to Say
1. Refuse to say the word fear. Fear is the enemy to hold us back from God’s very best. Fear is not from God; it is a tormentor and it robs us of our peace (II Timothy 1:7). Whenever we allow fear to dominate, we give the enemy access to our lives. Choose to close that door on fear and live in the freedom and victory that God promises!
2. Refuse to say the words hard or difficult. Telling others how hard or difficult something is calls up a need for self-pity; it is attention getting without knowing it. When we say life is hard or difficult, it produces hard or difficult. Whatever area easily calls up anxiety is a place where we do not trust God. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest in your souls (peace in our emotions and mind). For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). Words are powerful. Choose to call life easy and light. “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:36-37. These verses describe the sowing and reaping law; it applies to every area of our lives. Whether we speak edifying or critical words, they will be returned to us. The day of judgment isn’t a future event where we stand before God and He recalls all our mistakes. We create our own judgment by how we speak and believe. If we sow in lack, we will lose even what we have (Matthew 25:29). We will have abundance and be given more when we sow in the Holy Spirit by speaking and believing God’s Word instead of trying to be better. Release our Helper, the Holy Spirit, to be what we can’t be or do what we can’t do by changing ideas and the way we speak (John 14:26, Romans 12:2). Power words are ‘I am’, ‘I can’, and ‘I have’.
3. Refuse to use the word impossible. How can we allow ourselves to say, “It is impossible” when Jesus said, “All things are possible!” (Matthew 17:20).
Words and Statements of Faith
1. I contain the Holy Spirit who is the treasure in my body and the excellency of my life power because of Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 4:7).
2. Because of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit in me is my miracle and I am His container. I am designed to be the Holy Spirit’s container so He can be the real Christian in me. I am not a human Christian, I am a human container for the Holy Spirit who is my strength, my blessings and my guidance.
3. The presence of God is always in my awareness; it is not based on my good behavior or a feeling. I am not conscious of lack or sin, rather, I am Holy Spirit conscious!
4. Because of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit released in me is my perfect health and increased strength; He is my fountain of youth. I no longer believe it is normal to be weak or ill!
Practice these sayings for 7 days and determine to stop being religious, anxious and calling life hard or difficult. Life is our teacher. Lord Jesus Christ, You in me by the Holy Spirit, You are my miracle of peace, power, plenty and purpose. By You, I receive my perfect health and sufficiency for all tings. Thank you. In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.