I’m working on getting the older posts that I lost in a computer crash re-posted.
Sometimes I cringe when I hear what some mothers (and fathers) speak over their children. They say things like, “You’re just as bad as your dad is. You’ll be in jail before you’re 18.” “Well, he’s part Irish, that’s why he has that terrible temper.” “He’s ADHD so he can’t sit still or process words like other people.” REALLY? What Chapter and Verse of the Bible are they quoting?
Most people haven’t learned the importance of the words of their mouth. They haven’t learned that it is important to say what God says about a thing.
I think one of the hardest things for me to “capture” in my faith walk is that spiritual law, that you will have what you say, you will reap the words you speak, you will live as you speak.
As God began teaching me about my confessions, what I was speaking, I’d begin to see why I failed in so many areas of my life. Each time He would deal with me to change what I was saying, I’d think, “Well, good. Now I got that so I’m good to go.”
Yeah, umm, NO.
God has been dealing with the words of my mouth for over 30 years. Each time I think He couldn’t possible find anything else wrong, He would begin to deal with me again. He would point out (and still does) wrong speaking and thinking.
I remember as I began to gain weight, I went crying to God one time in prayer. “Why, God!? Why am I having so much trouble losing this weight? Why can’t I lose weight?”
So, God being the merciful God He is, began showing me what I’d been saying for years. I don’t mean I heard an audible voice or that my life flashed before my eyes (smile). No, I just began to recall things I’d said. Or I would say something and it would become magnified in my mind and I would “see” it (have an ‘aha!’ moment).
One thing I’d said OVER AND OVER was, “Man, no matter how many diets I try, none of them seem to work for me.” Guess what? No matter how many diets I tried, none of them worked for me. I was predestined to fail. Somehow, I would mess up and fail – such as substitute something, change something, add something, take something away, not follow all the rules – things that would mess up the diet so it would not work.
Another thing I said OVER AND OVER without really realizing it was, “I can’t lose weight! No matter what I do, I can’t lose this weight.” Guess what? No matter what I did, I could not lose weight. I would subconsciously sabotage anything I did.
Ugh. I was actually undermining my own life. And these “sayings” are so normal, almost everyone thinks or says them when it comes to losing weight.
So back to our kids. Several years ago, a minister I like put together some scriptures to speak over her children. Her children are grown now and their lives are wonderful. Since it is important for us to say what God says, I am giving you these scriptures, too!
FOR YOUR CHILDREN NO MATTER WHAT AGE THEY ARE:
As for me, this is my covenant with them, says the Lord: My spirit that is upon you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed’s seed, says the Lord, from henceforth and for ever. (Isaiah 59:21)
Great is the peace of my children! (Isaiah 54:13)
The seed of the righteous shall be delivered! My child is delivered! (Proverbs 11:21)
My seed is mighty upon earth; the generation of the upright shall be blessed! (Psalms 112:1-2)
God fights with him that fights with me, and He saves my children. (Isaiah 49:25)
The Lord is good to me: and His tender mercies are over all His works (my family, my relationships, my work, my finances) (Psalms 145:9)
God pours out His spirit upon my seed, and His blessing upon my offspring! (Isaiah 44:3)
AND, a few scriptures for yourself and your life!
The Bible says our tongue is pen of a ready writer (Psalm 45:1b) and to write a vision and make it plain (Hab. 2:2).
Life and death are in the power of OUR tongue (Prov. 18:21).
We are to decree or declare something and it will be established for us; so light will shine on our ways (Job 22:28).
Psalm 115:14 The LORD shall increase (add blessings to) you more and more, you and your children.
I live in the Secret Place of the Most High; I live in safety. (Psalm 91:1)
I have authority over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19)
Nothing shall by ANY MEANS hurt me (Luke 10:19)
No weapon formed against me will prosper (Isaiah 54:17)
The word is near me, even in my mouth and in my heart’, that is, the word of faith that I speak in Jesus’ name (Roman 10:8)