Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. -Proverbs 18:21
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. -Hebrews 11:1
Our words have immense impact in the spiritual realm. God gave us the authority to speak things in and out of existence, and when we speak positively - especially when we don’t see a change - the atmosphere changes. We are supposed to speak and live in authority, as if we are children of the King, which we are! When we speak negatively (“What’s wrong with you/me”, “There’s no way”, “I can’t afford that”), we are binding God’s miraculous power. Our situation can change dramatically according to what we speak into our lives and others’ lives. We can have faith in the midst of our storms and speak breakthrough into the darkness.
Consciously remind yourself to say out loud what you’re believing for. Changing our mindset starts with our words, and soon speaking life through it all will become easier. You will start to see the fruits of having self-control and of honoring the Lord with your speech.
Lord, thank you for allowing me to speak using your name and the authority to speak life into myself and others. Speak through me and help me to use my voice to bring healing to everyone who hears these words. Help me to have faith and speak out things unseen. Amen.
Naia is a fifth-generation follower of Jesus. Music and performing arts - singing, especially - is her passion, and she lives for late-night talks about the Holy Spirit. She recently moved to SoCal and is excited for the new doors God is opening for her and her family. Naia is one of our 2017 interns at GLAM Camp for Girls.