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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Words, Agreement & their Power

     Before the first day of 2013 had slipped away God had already dropped a word for the year in my heart.  It's a word for me, for my friends, for my family and maybe... it's a word for you. 

Watch the words you speak.

     It's a matter of communication.  I know I've blogged on this subject before.  In "Did you hear that?"  I dealt with "Whose responsibility is it to make sure that you the speaker are understood?"  In "What Do You Say on Facebook?"  I dealt with our conversations on public social networks and how you can't take back the words you say.  You can delete them but they have already done their damage and you may never know the true impact of your careless words.  In "Me & My Big Mouth"   I related an event where my communication skills were not really the matter of discussion so much as my heart and my need to humble myself to get help and understanding.  In "Toothpaste Sermon"  I spoke of how ignorance of the pain and injury done by our words is not an excuse and does not remove the responsibility you carry for the harm your words have done.  But today, I need to talk about what you and I speak everyday into our lives and into the lives of others and who we agree with.

     Let me explain something.  The prayer of agreement is a powerful thing.  It means two or more joining together in agreement over anything that they bring before God.  But many people don't understand that agreement in and of itself is a powerful thing and who you agree with matters.  As a society, as a people, even as those called Christians, we have become lax in considering
the words that flow from our lips.  As Christians we want to turn around and blame everything bad on Satan but many times it has nothing to do with him except for the fact that he is who you are in agreement with.

What does God say about you?

  • You are a Child of God
  • You are justified and redeemed
  • You are accepted by Christ
  • You are righteous, sanctified, and triumphant
  • You are a joint heir with Christ
  • You are no longer a slave
  • You are chosen, holy and blameless before God
  • You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places
  • You are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
  • You are seated in heavenly places with Christ
  • You have the peace of God that guards your heart and mind
  • You are the head and not the tail, above and not beneath
  • You are chosen by God and he loves you
  • You were fearfully and wonderfully  made
  • You are made in the image of God
  • You are one of a kind, there will never be another just like you, and that makes you special
  • You are the apple of God's eye
  • You are qualified to share in Christ's inheritance
  • You have the mind of Christ
  • You are God's workmanship created to do good works
  • You are a new creation
  • You are not condemned
  • You are the temple of the Holy Spirit and he dwells in you
  • You are a friend of God
  • You have been saved by grace through faith so that you can't brag and say you did it!

     Now, when you get up in the morning and the day hasn't started right.  When you look in the mirror, what is it that you are saying about that person you see?  Are you lining up with what God says about you?  Or are you lining up with the opposite?  You see, with whatever comes out of your mouth,(or your heart) you are going to be agreeing with either God or Satan.  Who do you agree with?  Whose will do you want to come to pass in your life?

     From the abundance of what is in your heart, your mouth will speak.  It really does matter what you say because it affects everything you do.  If you don't like what is in your heart then you need to speak something different until what you want in your heart is commonly found there.  Which means speak it until you come fully into agreement with what God has said about you.

     So as a last thought in the first post of the year - If God spoke and what did not exist just became....... if that power.... the power to speak life or death... is in your tongue... 

then shouldn't you take care what comes out of your mouth?
Shouldn't you watch the words you speak?

7 awesome comments:

  1. Wow!! What a well written post and so true!!! Hey I recently nominated you for an award. Please visit my blog to receive it. Blessings

  2. Thank You!! I visited to check you out and the award and now I have my work cut out for me. (lol)

  3. Great post. Indeed, as beings created after God's own image and likeness, our words hold a lot of power, and what we confess plays a great role in shaping our lives and influencing our destiny.

  4. Absolutely. What we speak we feed back into our own hearts which can't help but influence the choices we make.

  5. Great post. What we say will have an impact on you, either a negative, or positive one. Therefore be selective in what comes out of your mouth. Above all, let there be constant praise to the lord. You are at your appointed place, Patricia. What an influencial person you are. Bless you and your love ones. God is good!

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  7. My desire is to encourage others through the words I speak and the life I live so I really appreciate your kinds words. May God bless you too! (God is good ALL THE TIME!)


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