This is an extension of my previous post about the power of life and death in the tongue.
I (along with a partner or small team) spend a fair amount of my time praying with people who are ‘stuck’ in some areas of their life.
We set aside time to pray together and we ask God to reveal through His Holy Spirit the reason or ‘root cause’ of the issue and why it’s been allowed to take place to such a degree that it is holding the person back and preventing them from stepping into the freedom God has offered through Jesus Christ.
There are usually a few key reasons, but one of the more common ones is negative words that have been spoken over, or to the person, usually during a time when they were physically, emotionally or spiritually vulnerable.
These words have then been deeply wounding to the person and they have taken it on as their ‘truth’, and then lived it!
There is a reason that God places such importance on self-control. We must learn to submit ourselves to Christ and to moderate our thinking and our speech.
We are kidding ourselves if we think that words are harmless.
They carry great power!
The people I have the privilege to pray with are left dealing with the fallout of carelessly spoken words.
God is gracious, faithful, loving, and ALWAYS during these prayer sessions, reveals HIS truth, HIS thoughts, HIS attitude and heart of love and acceptance for these people, His children.
It is a powerful and emotional experience to watch. To hear people, often for the first time, declare truth, the truth they will now live out of. Truths like: “I am loved. I am wanted. I am a child of God. I have a plan. I have a purpose. I am valuable. I am unique. I am important. I have not been forgotten.”
How would you feel if one day someone had to have prayer to reverse the effects of words you had spoken over their life? Words that in a moment of anger or thoughtlessness had escaped your lips and lodged deep into someone’s wounded spirit where it grew and became their ‘truth’?
Lets not even entertain the thought…
Lets speak life!