(James 3; Matt 12:35-37)
The Lord has given man the power to create in several spheres. We can create in the natural realm through various forms of creativity. We can create buildings, monuments and other physical structures. On a more personal level He has provided a way to reproduce life within a man and woman so that through the marriage relationship new life is created. All these are wondrous forms of our ability to create something new from our abilities and actions.

As I pondered this recently, I came to the conclusion that the most powerful, truly awesome way we create is through what we say. The Lord has actually given us the ability to change and create our atmosphere, environment and all that is around us by the power of our spoken words. Our lives are a reflection of how we govern our speech. (Matt. 4:4) This is truly awesome! We are the only created being that can do this. God, the Father, has given us the same ability that He possesses…the power to create through the spoken word. As I thought on this recently I had to stop and think of how much of what I say gives life and how much produces death. Not just what I say to others, even though this is very important, but also what I speak out in times of frustration. What about the countless things we speak over ourselves in our ‘self talk’ that takes place in going about our daily tasks of life. I have found myself saying things that have created far less than a positive atmosphere in my own environment.

As believers we are to be life givers in all we do. We are to be vessels of honor that bring forth His purposes on earth as they are in heaven. This includes our actions but also in our speech.
We create when we speak. What type of environment and atmosphere are you creating around you and others with your words?

I am learning how true and powerful this is in my daily life. Declaring the truth of what Jesus says about me each day is making a dramatic affect on my life in several key areas.
I encourage you to take those scriptures that bring you encouragement for your daily life and speak them out each day (Yes, out loud)…making declarations over your life. Not sure where to start? Here are a few to start with:

 Eph.2:10- ‘Yes, I am His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good work, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them’
 Phil. 4:13 –‘I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.’
 Gal.3:13 – ‘Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law…’
Use these as a starting place, but don’t stop there. Find your own. Ask Jesus to show you scriptures for your own life experiences and circumstances then personalize them, declare them over yourself each day and see how taking this step of faith changes your life.
Not convinced? Try doing this for at least 30 days, faithfully, and see what changes occur in your attitude, your outlook, and physical circumstances. Document each day so you can have a record of what took place when you begin doing this.
Be prepared to be both Blessed and Encouraged!

Venetia Carpenter, Founder
Ecclesia Int’l Ministries

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