God Is Listening For His Word
Avoiding negative words is not enough. You must be on the offensive.
In 1986, my father in law was diagnosed with cancer and given just few weeks to live. Medical science had reached the limits of what it could do. The best and brightest doctors in the world had exhausted their efforts, so they basically sent our father home to die.
But we serve a supernatural God. He is not limited to the laws of nature. He can do what human beings cannot do. He can make a way in your life where it looks as if there is no way. That’s what we prayed that He would do in Father’s life.
And my father in law never gave up. He didn’t complain about how sick or weak he felt or how hopeless his situation looked. No, he started speaking faith-filled words. He started calling in health and calling in healing. All during the day, we’d hear his going through the house speaking aloud, “I will live and not die, and I will declare the works of the Lord.” He was like a Walking Bible!
Father mixed his words with God’s words, and something powerful began to happen. His circumstances began to change. Not overnight, but little by little, he began to feel better. He got his appetite back and started gaining weight. Slowly but surely, he got his strength back.
What was happening? God was watching over His word to perform it.
Just as it is imperative that we see ourselves as God sees us and regard ourselves as God regard us, it is equally important that we say about ourselves what God says about us. Our words are vital in bringing our dreams to pass. It’s not enough to simply see your dream by faith or in your imagination. You have to begin speaking words of faith over your life. Your words have enormous creative power. The moment you speak something out, you give birth to it. This is a spiritual principle, and it works whether what you are saying is good or bad, positive or negative.
God has given us hundreds of promises, not simply for us to read and enjoy but so we might boldly declare them to bring us victory, health, hope, and abundant life.
It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God “Jesus is my Master” embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud:”God has set everything right between him and me!” (Romans 10:8-10)
A Prayer for Today: Father, I thank You that I am strong in the Lord and the power of Your might. I am well able to do what You have called me to do. You have called me to_______, and today I will_____________, You have promised to be with me, to strengthen me, to cause me succeed, and I will boldly walk in the power of Your truth, speaking Your Word into my situations.
Takeaway truth: When I boldly declare the promises that God made to me in His Word, when I dare to believe them and claim them as mine, all of heaven comes to attention to back up God’s Word.