The Power of Words

Speaking God’s Promises

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23)

God’s word isn’t just something we read. It isn’t just good advice. It isn’t just a collection of amazing stories. No, it’s a weapon to use as we face battles. It’s a promise-filled resource to protect us and guide us and our families into the destiny God has planned for us.

There are some blessings we receive just because we are children of God. For example, we receive forgiveness, grace, and eternal life as a free gift. But there are also promises we must actively reach out for and apply to our lives. We activate the fullness of God’s favor for ourselves and our families by claiming the promises in God’s word and speaking them into our lives.

Promises aren’t about where we are now, but where we are going. “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15) speaks to the future of our families. It’s not enough just to read that verse and take no further action. We must say it out loud. We must speak it over our homes. We must pray it over our children and our grandchildren.

Here’s a promise of provision in Psalm 37:25, “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his descendants begging bread.” Our future isn’t begging. God promises to provide for us. When we’re struggling with finances, we can speak, claim, and pray this promise.

Great power and great victories come from speaking God’s promises into our everyday lives.

God always keeps his promises. Do you need freedom? There’s a promise for that. Do you need peace? There’s a promise for that, too.

What word from the Bible applies to your situation?  Find it and declare it out loud. Grab hold of the promises of God’s word and begin to proclaim them against the enemy.

Your breakthrough may be just one proclamation away.

Dear God, thank you for your promises! Thank you for your word! Your word is alive and powerful, and I am protected and comforted by your promises. God, I want to speak your word into my life. I believe speaking your promises into my circumstances will create positive change in my life. Help me seek and treasure your word more and more each day. In Jesus’s name, amen.

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