When God framed the foundation of the earth, everything that he did was created by what he said. That means, every bit of nature, and every human being that we see here today was created by words he spoke. Interestingly, when He created man, His mandate was for man to be like Him. Why? So that he (man) can have dominion on the earth (Gen 1:26). There would be no reason to make man in His image, unless he had to continue the same work that God did. So, when God created you and me, his intention was for us to use our mouths to speak creatively-changing things (‘darkness into light’), naming things (calling dry land ‘seas’) forming things (inventions), etc, just as He did.
What am I getting at? Our words have creative power. The Scriptures say “Life and death are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21).
I got to thinking and talking to God about this. And I asked God, “how much of what I say during the day is creative?”
“All of it.” He said.
“All of it??”
“Yup.” (This is how God communicates with me when we’re talking. He doesn’t speak Roman, because I don’t.)
As I continue to have this chat, I reminisced on all of the things that I talk about during the day. The truth is whether or not they are productive to my life or not, the words that I speak are creating…something. Why? Because when God said “Let us make man in our image”, His words became legally binding, such that, I was made a creative speaker just as He. So when I speak something…anything…., my words create either death or life.
Well S how does that work? Have you ever said “I feel like crap”? Or “My car is a piece of crap”? When you did, what was the result of it? It might not happen right away, but what you say ends up being what you get. Now, don’t get me wrong. If you’re not feeling well already, then you’re not feeling well. But when you SAY it out loud, your ears hear what you say, and the same ‘messengers on the bus’ take back what you spoke into your spirit. In short, you’re making yourself sicker every time you say it.
The same thing with the car. I heard a woman testify that she used to cuss out her car on a regular basis because it won’t perform the way she wanted. But the more she cussed, the worse the car got. One day, God said to her, “why don’t you use your mouth to speak what you want the car to do?” She had never thought about it, but after repenting to God (and her car), she laid her hands on the car and said “Momo, you’ve been faithful. Thank God for that. I can’t afford another car right now, so I need you to work for me until I can. Father thank you for making Momo work well, IJN” The car worked until she got a new one. Never gave her a single problem.
I want to stop here because I feel God wants to say this to someone.
Husbands/Wives/BFs/GFs. It’s important that you tell your mate that you love them daily. Don’t assume that they know. Your words create peace and stability in your relationship. Also, speak positively about him or her. None of that “you’re such a moron” bit. Pay him a compliment. Tell her she looks amazing. “Pleasant words are sweet as a honeycomb-Sweet to the soul and health to the bones” (Prov 16:24). When you say them they create healing.
Mothers and Fathers. Speak good success to your children. If they are not doing well in school, don’t tell them “what the hell is wrong with you?” Your words can create depression and low self esteem. I can’t tell you how many men I know now that are messed up because of ill words spoken. Tell them that you believe in them, that have intelligent abilities. Your words create hope. My mom used to say to me regularly “you’ll look good in a paperbag!”. Until today, I am convinced that I can put on anything, and I will rock it!
Sisters and Brothers. Sibling rivalry is common. But tell your sibling that you thank God for them even if they choose to cuss you out. Your words are seeds of unity and restoration.
Friends…especially the ones that have been messed up for whatever reason. If there is a nudging in your heart about a friend in your life, that God trying to tell you to make that relationship right. You probably think that God wanted that relationship to end, but the mere fact that it’s coming up so strongly in your Spirit, it means that it was not God that ended it. Say you’re sorry. Even if you don’t think you’ve done anything wrong, say it. Your words dismantle anger and bitterness. Saying you’re sorry is one of the most powerful things I think. It breaks pride, it brings love, it heals, it restores.
People…in relationships who think that you should not say anything to the other person, because you don’t want to hurt, mess things up, etc. There’s a spirit of avoidance at work that you need to bind. God is the God of relationships. Your silence is being misinterpreted. If you think that if you speak you will do damage, then you need to practice speaking positively. So open your mouth and sow a seed of positive value. You don’t need to do a whole lot of talking. A simple “thank you for being you” will do. Lol. When in doubt, text, email, Whatapp a scripture verse. Nothing has more power than the word of God. Your words break confusion and brings reassurance.
Now I know we’re talking about faith this week, but I just felt that was the direction that God wanted me to go this morning. I’ll pick up on how words bring faith tomorrow.
Have a great day. And remember Speak Life.