Christians are quick to blurt out what we feel on a daily basis. When we have negative feelings about something or somebody, we say it out loud to ourselves and we project it to other people. For example, when we feel an amount of discomfort or some kind of pressure in our heads, we are quick to say that we have a headache. Likewise, when we don’t understand somebody who is different from us as an individual, we are quick, to sum up, that person and give them a label. But we do this at our own detriment, because the moment we form those words in our heads and those words leave our mouth creating a sound that other people hear from us, we affirm those negative words and those words begin to alter the realities which then creates the world around us.
A stranger once bumped into a little girl at a supermarket and she would not apologise for her wrong. Everybody tried to get her to apologise to the little girl but this adult who should’ve known to do the right thing wouldn’t budge, instead, she started to say a lot of negative things to people. She told them to call the cops sarcastically and it wasn’t until she was arrested for assaulting a minor that she eventually apologised to the little girl and by this time she had already created her world with her words. Speak life into your situation and see it resurrect but speak death and it will die eventually.
God set us an example in the Holy Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God spoke and life came into being. From nothing to something, the earth came to be. From non-existence to existence, human beings came alive. The Lord spoke and the moon, the stars and the sun came to be (Genesis 1). He spoke life into bones and they came into being (Ezekiel 37:1-14). He brought alive dead human beings and he changed situations through the word (John 11:38-44). Hard rock complex situations were simplified as a result of speaking life as revealed when Jesus called forth Lazarus from the tomb. The disciples didn’t have anything to give the man at the beautiful gate but their words; “Peter said, silver or gold I do not have But what I have I give to you that in the name if Jesus if Nazareth, rise up and walk”.
The Bible is filled with such texts and testimonies of time past encouraging us to see things the way the Lord sees things and to say things as the Lord has spoken over every situation in our lives. The question is Will you speak life over your situation or will you continue to moan? Join me this week as we search the scripture together to #speaklife over our situations.
Speak life with me today!
I declare that I am enabled and empowered by the breath of the living God in me to do great things this week. The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in me. Therefore, I speak life to dead, difficult and complex situations in my life and I am expecting a change for the best. Henceforth I arise with strength from the state of lukewarmness and I am ready to run the race that is set before me.