“It’s what we say that determines the quality of life that we live.” Words by Da’dra Crawford-Greathouse that are ever so true and that we should all adjust and live by. Proverbs 6:2 says, “You are snared by the words of your mouth.” What this means is that we have the power to limit ourselves by what we speak. We cannot speak lack and expect abundance. We can’t speak doubt and expect favor. It doesn’t work like that. Our words are magnets and attract exactly what we speak into our reality.
We have to watch what we say. Even if we feel a particular way, we can’t allow a negative feeling to become verbalized. In fact, we have to speak the opposite of negativity at all times. When one feels fear, speak faith. In times of anger, speak love. In depression, speak happiness and life! If you’ll do these things, your life will change for the better.
Try writing down some affirmations and place them somewhere that you will see them everyday. Speak those affirmations over yourself each and every day and watch how God transforms your life.
In the words of my pastor, Joel Osteen, “Don’t talk about the problem; talk about the promise!” There are seven promises God made to His people. I urge you to get them down in your spirit and live by them. Speak them over yourself frequently and watch how your life changes.
- He has promised to supply every need we have. The Bible says: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus”. That’s Phillipians 4:19. Now notice, God has obligated Himself only to the extent of our needs. That would include food, clothing, shelter, companionship, love, and salvation thru Jesus Christ. It would not include the multiplicity of luxuries that we have come to think of as needs.
- God has promised that His grace is sufficient for us. (II Corinthians 12:9). in fact, He has made provision for our salvation by His grace through faith. Read Ephesians 2:8. It is through an obedient faith that we have access into the grace of God according to Romans 5:2.
- God has promised that His children will not be overtaken with temptation. Instead, He assures us that a way of escape will be provided. This promise is recorded in I Corinthians 10:13. Jude wrote: “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present your faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude v 24). Darius, King of the Medes, said to Daniel, “Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee” (Daniel 6:16). He did deliver Daniel from the den of lions.
- God has promised us victory over death. He first resurrected Jesus by way of assuring our resurrection. Peter said: “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses” (Acts 2:32). Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (I Corinthians 15:3,4). Later on he adds: “but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Corinthians 15:57).
- God has promised that all things work together for good to those who love and serve Him faithfully (Romans 8:28). It may be difficult for us to see and understand how this is accomplished at times, but God has promised it, and He will deliver.
- God has promised that those who believe in Jesus and are baptized for the forgiveness of sins will be saved. (Read Mark 16:16 and Acts 2:38).
- God has promised His people eternal life (John 10:27,28). In closing, let me appeal to you to live so that the promises of God will be yours.