Eight years ago, I lay unconscious in a hospital bed in ICU. The doctors had told my family that they did not know if I would live through the night. But I had people who were praying for me that night—warring for me, declaring that God’s kingdom come to the earth in my life. These people knew about the power of speaking life through their words. They spoke over me God’s promises for my future. They spoke healing over me, even when others doubted. They spoke LIFE. And today, I am a living testimony of the power of their prayers.
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”
God spoke creation into being. In the same way, our words have the power to create. What we choose to create depends on the words that we choose to speak. And when we choose to speak life and speak God’s word into situations, God’s Kingdom comes. John Eldredge wrote, “Christianity is not a passive religion. It is an invasion of a Kingdom.”
God…gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
When we get a word from God, that puts supernatural faith in us to speak it out and bring the kingdom of heaven into the earth.
So what are we speaking…
- Over our families?
- Over our workplace?
- Over our children?
- Over ourselves?
- Over our future?
Are you speaking God’s word and His promises, or have you succumbed to lies that are trying to kill, steal, and destroy?
Ask God to show you how He sees your life. Ask Him to show you how He sees your kids and your marriage, and speak that out over them.
Let’s decide today to choose life….Choose to speak life over our families and spheres of influence. Your words have the power to create life—right now, right where you are.
This post was written by Heather Dillard. To read more about her, click here.