LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW….because that’s all you need to be free!
My confessions of today. I share this because I 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.
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.” Simple confessions of a few words, not just confessed once, but said over and over, are medicine to our soul. 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, or mumble in submission to God, revelation often bubbles up. Hidden things come to light, sometimes causing us to see the places where we have cracks in our armor or where we’ve blocked his perfect love. Since I know God WANTS to give me his perfect love, I simply have to agree to receive it. So, I mumble, “I receive your perfect love…” over and over until I it boots out the things that are NOT perfect love, like fear.
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.
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.
There are many simple words that can bring deliverance to our soul. 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.
Some simple words that could change your life. There are many things we can meditate on, but these are treasures that can set you free.
1) “Jesus, I honor you as deliverer….” ( When you speak it, know that Jesus is real. He is present. He is there FOR you to honor. In each of the short phrases in this blog, speak the words until they have an effect.)
2). “I lack nothing.” (Psalm 23)
…. As I chanted this, I realized how abundant God’s resources are…
3) ”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 “I’m so grateful”, over and over, until it flooded my soul. Then I 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 attack of gratitude.
I started with being grateful for 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. Blessings came to minds….
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….