Have you ever been having a general conversation with someone? As the conversation continues, this person begins to speak about things occurring in your life, that they would not (or should not) have any knowledge of, because you had not shared anything with them…or anyone for that matter. Only pillow talks, rush-hour traffic talks and cubicle convos that you have had with the Spirit – they are now smacking you across your cheeks as you sit and listen to this person. A word of affirmation was given to you through them, about your passions, desires or dreams.
Let me tell YOU something. This was not by mishap. Just as you have a mouth to speak, God has ears to hear. When you belong to him, He always allows us to recognize that He is and has been there, even when we ignore Him.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
No word EVER spoken by the Lord is by mishap.
God said. God spoke. God called. God blessed. Everything that exists came through a spoken word:
“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.” John 1:1, 3-4 NLT
Today, our words, are often spoken so carelessly and yet, they carry more weight than most of us even recognize. In fact, almost daily we hear about someone whose words have gotten them into trouble. As of late, the harsh words and statements have come as a result of the Presidential election. Ugh! Meh! Blah!
But our words mean much more than being politically correct in the eyes of social media. Bae- baee your words are instrumental in causing things to LIVE, to DIE or to CONTINUE in your life.
I just got excited. From the foundations of the world, God spoke blessings on us (JESUS!) But we speak cursings:
“The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” Proverbs 18:21 NLT
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Do you understand the words that are coming off this page? God blessed you before you came into existence! Oh I have to end this devotion because I feel a burning on the inside and this will be super long. Lord Jesus. Let me end with this:
- What have you been speaking over your life?
- What have you spoken into your children’s life? Did you tell them what they cannot do? Did you allow someone to tell them they’ll never be nothing?
- What have you allowed others to say to you or them?
- What seed was planted in your life as a child? Did you pass that on? Did you believe what was said and acted out the spoken word and now you are living what was spoken?
Think about the words you have said (which are seeds) over the course of your life. As the Lord brings to your mind words you’ve said, write them down. Then I dare you to confess over each one: “Lord, I come to you this day. Not aware of how much power you have given us through our words. Holy Spirit, forgive me. I ask that you dismember and destroy the impact of the things that went out of my mouth, that I spoke on my life.”
From this day, let us dedicate ourselves to speaking God’s word. Not just the scriptures, but also words of wisdom, healing, and life to others, so that we build one another up and not tear down.
WALK THROUGH A SPOKEN WORD! My books were written through a spoken word. I began to minister the Gospel of Jesus through a spoken word. My son was born because of a spoken word. My marriage is because of a spoken word. When I was 4 years old, a spoken word was passed on to me that I would be a “traveling missionary”. Oh my God. WHAT ARE YOU SPEAKING?