If you knew that the words you spoke today would become your reality tomorrow, what kinds of things would you be saying? Would you keep declaring, “I’m never going to catch a break,” “My kids are always sick,” and “Money is always tight”? Or would you be declaring God’s promisesthat His burden is easy and His yolk is light, no plague shall come nye your dwelling, and that God will liberally supply your every need!
The Bible says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” So whether or not you realize it, your words are already shaping your life. You see, God has a destiny for you and He has penned your story. In his story you are living a life of more than enough, walking in health, living long, and seeing your dreams become a reality.
The Bible holds THOUSANDS of promises for our lives, but it’s up to us to pray them and claim them. In Matthew 7:7-8 we read, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” The Bible is full of stories of men and women who dared to pray crazy prayers, and because they were bold in what they asked God for, they saw amazing things in their lifetimes.
One of my favorite examples of this is Elijah. God told him that rain would come; so despite the nation being in the middle of a drought; Elijah believed and prayed for rain because he believed God’s promise. As Elijah prayed he kept sending his servant to check for rain. Six times the servant came back without seeing anything, but the seventh time he reported seeing a cloud as small as a man’s hand. Elijah immediately sent his servant to notify everyone that a great rain was coming. That promise was enough for Elijah to believe, and the small cloud was confirmation enough to know the promise was fulfilled. Elijah knew that the God ordained rain would be more than enough, and it was.
It’s easy to let circumstances and situations shape the way we talk, but next time remember that it’s the way you speak and the way you pray that will ultimately shape your life. I want to challenge you to begin to seek what the Lord wants for your life and begin to pray for those things over yourself, your family, your work, your life! There is nothing God loves more than keeping promises, answering prayers, performing miracles, and fulfilling destines because that is the essence of who He is and what He does!We have the potential to experience miraculous and amazing things; we just need to be bold enough to ask for them!
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