Friday, April 22, 2011
Happy Good Friday to you! I'm back to share part two with a few little nuggets that have helped me over the years.
What did you decree today? What declarations have you made with spoken words?
Sometimes we don't even realize that we are actually making a declaration!
Words have power. Ever heard of a self fulfilling prophecy?
Also the use of the words "always" and "never" are usually the start of it!
Here are a few examples.....
I'll never get married.
I'm always broke.
Nothing ever works out for me.
I will never be successful.
I am always going to struggle.
My family is always going through hardships.
We never get a break.
I will never lose that much weight.
I am always going to be alone.
I am never going to get pregnant.
My husband will never love me like that.
I am always living paycheck to paycheck.
These are just a few examples.
Sometimes we can say lots and lots of things just like this over the course of one day. Especially when we really are going through a hard time.
So often these words will come to pass.
We have to use faith.
And speak those things that are not as though they were with declarations! (By faith)
Here are a few ideas!
I decree and declare that I am wealthy beyond measure both spiritually and naturally.
I decree and declare that I am blessed and highly favored.
I decree and declare that this situation and circumstance is turning in my favor.
I decree and declare that I walk in supernatural wisdom and discernment, gifts and talents.
I decree and declare that I walk in tremendous favor at the office and that promotions and increase are mine.
I decree and declare that I will walk in my calling and fulfill my purpose and His perfect will for my life.
I decree and declare that my gift will make room for me.
I decree and declare that my marriage is healthy and whole and full of His love and goodness.
I decree and declare that I am blessed with life ~ giving God ordained friendships.
I decree and declare that I lack no good thing and that every need is met beyond my expectations.
I decree and declare that I will meet and marry the person whom God has set aside for me.
I decree and declare that my womb is blessed and that I am able to conceive, carry and deliver healthy and whole full term babies.
I decree and declare that I walk in the anointing of love and the anointing of Motherhood.
I decree and declare that every bill is paid and that there is always more than enough.
I decree and declare that I will receive every good and perfect gift that He has set aside for me.
These are just a few ideas to get you started! I encourage you to research the many scripture references regarding the words we speak and the power within. I try to be mindful of these very things on a daily basis. Especially when I am walking through something incredibly difficult or painful.
It's so easy to slip back into speaking my circumstances. So easy. But He is so faithful to gently remind me of what to do with these powerful words. "What will you decree daughter?"
Happy Resurrection Weekend!
With A Grateful heart by Sibi at 9:43 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
As Easter makes her arrival this weekend I am mindful of a few things.
In between nursing a newborn. Diaper changes. Meals. Laundry and Egg hunts.
In the middle of some "things" that still haven't been sorted out.
In the midst of waiting and hoping for some prayers to be answered.
He continues to ask me a simple yet powerful question.
"What will you decree?"
If faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
If the word says that life and death are in the power of the tongue.
If the Father SPOKE the world into existence.
If He says we have not because we ask not.
If He says we pray but we pray amiss.
If He says we are tied to the words of our mouth.
Then there must be something about the words we speak!
One of my favorite scriptures is ;
You will decree a thing and it will be established for you;
So light will shine on your ways. ~ Job 22:28
Words have power.
I remember years ago the first time I was taught this simple yet life changing truth.
I could not believe that I had lived my life speaking death over circumstances and situations without any idea what I was doing.
Additionally, there is power in the words that other people speak about you.
If I can hold my eyes open, I wake up with an offering of praise and thanksgiving and thank Him for giving me another day and more. Then, I pray against the power of any negative or mean spirited words spoken by others over me and my family.
They will not prosper. Amen.
Then I start decreeing and declaring over my husband and my babies!
There is power in the words we speak over our family!
In a world where people call their children "crazy"," insane" and "terrors." Keep speaking life over your babies. Even your grown babies! As their mother you have tremendous spiritual authority!
I am not the president of the spiritual warfare club. But I love to pray and I love to pray and speak life over my husband and children. Even though there are days......oh my. I know you know what I mean.
But I try to remember the power of my words.......
Here are a few declarations I pray over all of my children as much as possible!
You are blessed and highly favored.
You are above and not beneath.
You are the head and not the tail.
You increase in wisdom and stature with God and men every day.
You are full of purpose and destiny.
You are favored above all.
You have been chosen for such a time as this.
You are blessed from the top of your head to the soles of your feet.
You have been set apart.
You are His favorite.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Every place you set your foot you shall possess the land.
Everything you set your hand to shall prosper you.
You are highly gifted and walk in supernatural favor and blessings.
You are blessed coming in and going out.
You walk in the overflow.
People bend over backwards to bless you.
You are called. chosen. anointed and appointed for such a time as this.
You will fulfill your purpose.
You are loved and favored by your siblings.
You are loved, cherished and adored by God and others.
You are beautiful and have His heart for His people.
You have supernatural wisdom and intellect.
You have the compassion of Christ.
No weapon formed against you will ever prosper.
Every tongue that rises against you the Lord shall condemn.
You will have double honor all the days of your life.
Speak life on purpose for their purpose!
These are just a few "blessings" you can pray over your children. I will be back to share part two tomorrow. (A few things that have helped me to decree and declare over circumstances and situations!)
With A Grateful heart by Sibi at 10:05 AM
Friday, April 8, 2011
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Who said you couldn't do it? Who told you not to bother? Who said you would never make it?
Who told you it's too late? You're too old! You're too young!
You're not smart enough.
Who told you to stuff that dream way down inside your heart and never, ever mention it again?
Who said that it will never happen?
That dream job.
That college degree.
That book being published.
That incredible gift of a husband.
That positive pregnancy test.
That precious baby in your arms....
Who told you it would never happen for you?
That your not worth it.
That it's too late.
I have a newsflash....................
It's not over.
You haven't even gotten started yet.
You're just getting warmed up.
Life can change in a minute.
You could meet "him" today.
That baby is yours.
You are worth it.
You deserve better.
Your dreams are God dreams. He placed them inside you.
You may have to let go of some unhealthy people in your life.
It's okay to do that. It's even better to bless them as you do so.
You have a purpose.
And it's powerful.
Ask God to show you why He created you. You'll be awake all night writing it down.
It's not too late.
You're not too old. Or too young.
God sees the end from the beginning.
He knows the purposes and the plans He has for you.
He wants to bless you. Prosper you. And give you the desires of your heart.
It's bigger than what you think it is.
His plan is always better than ours.
So start dreaming again and trust Him...
He is faithful to fulfill the good work which He has begun in you.
Happy dreaming this weekend.
With A Grateful heart by Sibi at 10:45 AM
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I have been blessed with a special gift today! I am sharing a small piece of my story for "Word Women Wednesday" at Tiffini's incredible blog The House of Belonging.
It will take you all of about five minutes to see how much she loves the Lord and to see that she has a tremendous heart for His women and their stories.
Healing springs forth when we share our stories sweet friends.
Please stop by and visit my beautiful new friend and read a little bit about how I finally became
Daddy's little girl......
( As a side note: This post was written in reference to my entire childhood and out of the reality that my birth father never came back for me and never tried to establish a relationship with me. I searched for him as a grown woman and found him. (as so many of us do) And that piece of my heart is for another post~)
Thank you Tiffini for allowing me to share today and for all that you are doing for Him.
You are a beautiful gift to the blog world......
With A Grateful heart by Sibi at 6:15 AM