LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW….because that’s all you need to be free!
My confessions of today. I share this because I so enjoy the mercy and forgiveness we have in Christ, and so that if YOU are battling right now, you may find power in MY testimony. There is POWER in the confession of our mouth.
I don’t think we often understand HOW we confess our sins and be healed, so I want to share how I have found it to work. God gave us authority so the actual words we speak are powerful. Jesus said the truth will set us free. Truth reverses negative things we’ve come in agreement with and renews joy in our lives. When we lose joy we can become weak and weary… and sometimes are more prone to sickness too.
The Bible says also, “let your words be few.” It is the simple confessions, not just confessed once, but said over and over, like they are medicine to our soul. Mumbling is healthy and beneficial, so do it. Mumble the truth, or say it louder if you like. But let it be like a weapon against the contrary spirits that have taken residence in your life.
Those contrary thoughts create strongholds that hinder our growth. As we pray, God is answering our prayers quickly, sometimes causing us to see the places where we have cracks in our armor or where we’ve blocked his perfect love. I’ve been asking him to fill me with his PERFECT love, so I should expect that whatever is NOT in accordance to that will have to go first. When we remodel, the first thing that goes is the stuff that’s just trash.
Hebrews 10:14 reads “because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are BEING sanctified.”
I praise God daily that when He looks at me he sees the white robe of Jesus. I have His Spirit within me joined with my own spirit. But, sanctification is still taking place in my soul. I have come so far, but I am still at his mercy daily as he uncovers places I have not yet seen or yielded to His grace. Oh, how often there are things we can’t see that are causing offense or bitterness. I soaked in communion today and let the light of his body and blood flood my soul with every mouth full. (I’ve moved past styrofoam wafers so I can really grab ahold of Christ’s body and it’s tangible presence.) As I consumed him, I asked Jesus to shine light to every part of me and reveal what was hidden. I trusted His goodness and His perfect love as I let go.
Jesus, himself is our great Deliverer. He leads us though places we’d rather not go and takes our hand, smiling all the way… because he’s not worried. I love that I am a child of God and that my Father is not worried.
Now on to the “few words”…
Here are the few simple words I’ve confessed aloud this week that have brought freedom in the midst of a sudden onset of pain that led to a dizzying day of headache and fog. I know that everything that comes against me is an opportunity to grow and stretch in my faith in some way, so I chose to engage in the battle and get reward as I diligently sought out God’s truth that would set me free. I want to seal up cracks or holes in my heavenly armor so no arrows get in the next time. Knowing we have a weakness always should lead us to Christ who strengthens us, who strengthens our faith.
1) I felt led to honor Jesus as deliverer.. so I just said, that over and over.
“Jesus, I honor you as deliverer….”
Then I meditated on the blood and body of Christ… I took some bread and juice and recognized it as his body and blood shed for me.. I held it for a while. I consumed it slowly, thankfully. I recognized the power of Jesus’s blood and body filling my body and entering my bloodstream.
That… is the power of oneness.
2) I realized a truth. There is no lack in my life.. I began to dwell on this truth and speak it aloud over and over. “No lack… I thank you God that I lack nothing… I lack nothing.”
3) As I continued in that, “Foolishness” came to mind.
Foolishness? I don’t think I’ve ever confessed that one before, but surely doubt is foolishness. God knows his immense goodness and tells us that in the word, so it IS foolishness to doubt God’s provision and goodness. I renounced foolishness aloud, because this had to change and my sin had to be confessed with my mouth. How could I doubt God’s goodness like that? But, countless times I had. God, I confess and repent of foolishness and lay that at your feet. I was tired it, so I yawned and it left.
I felt the Lord’s presence and work in my body and soul and realized this was having an effect.
Oh Lord, how good you are and how easy it is to underestimate your goodness! How can I help but be grateful? (I had a few new simple words to confess now.)
4) I am so grateful.
I began to speak that until it flooded my soul and remembered that an attitude of gratitude leads to joy. Joy is our strength. The devil just wants to steal our joy so he can launch a full on assault. He can’t stand joy, because he is SO miserable himself. All he can try to do is make us miserable.
So I launched the attach of gratitude. I started with my dog. He wanted to come outside too, and sit on the porch. I had not been too welcoming of our dog, but God loved him, so I knew I had to love what God loved. I began to thank God for my dog. He’s a loyal dog, a loving dog, a thankful dog. He enjoys the little things. I started to feel closer to him and had a desire to bless him…
How simple it is to change our hearts.
“I am so grateful”…. I kept it going…
I am so grateful for my husband. I’m so grateful for my husband… God brought to my remembrance the many good things and joy continued to come out and strengthen my spirit.
And soon I wanted to make him lunch for the day….