What Are You Doing With Your Words?

Our words have the power to speak life or death to a situation. When I found out I was pregnant with my first child we were ecstatic. What I had always dreamed of was happening. We began to spread the word to the ends of the earth. We had visions of the baby being dedicated in front of the church, being held up like the lion king. Then one day there was a threat to the pregnancy. I was terrified. Being a mom at the ripe age of 21, I had not quite developed a lot of faith. Everyday that passed I thanked God for my baby, but internally I was falling apart. I remembered a paper of scriptures and confessions our church nursery had given me. One stood out to me - "I speak life to this baby. I command it to live". I felt at this point all I could do was confess that over this baby all day. So I did. All day long I spoke that over my baby.

The baby was born and we named him Alexander Christian Yandian. Now that baby is a college freshman.

Our words have the ability to speak life or death to our world. The word says "The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63 NKJV). It's more than just positive or negative confession--words have power--literally. I'm not coming from a name-it-and-claim-it point of view. I'm not saying you can speak a million dollars into existence. But what I am saying is when we speak words over our life, or other people's lives, they have the ability to manifest because, as Christians, our words have spirit behind them.

Proverbs 18:21 says "Life and death are in the power of the tongue." I, by nature, am not a bubbly happy person. I am more of a pessimist, my-glass-is-half-empty kinda gal. I've really had to work on myself over the years to speak words of life over myself, my life, and my family's lives.

What words are you speaking over your world? Are you speaking words of life or death?