Our Words Create Our World

In the beginning…

Gen 1:

Created our world with His Word.

HIS WORD:

John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”

The Word was with God from the beginning of time.  The Word was part of the creative process that made the world and everything in it.

John 1:14 then says, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

 Who is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us?

Jesus

Charles Capps, preacher, teacher, author, one of the founders of the Word of Faith movement in which Kenneth Hagin was a part:

“Words are the most powerful thing in the universe… Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear, and they produce after their kind.”  Charles Capps

Emily Dickenson said,

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

Heb 4:12, For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

 Prov 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

 Words are living and breathing things and they can affect us in our walk with the Lord.   OUR WORDS CREATE OUR WORLD.

Luke 9:1-2 says, Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 

Because we have the Word in us, which is Jesus Christ, and He has transferred authority to do His work on this earth, our words have the same creative power.

When we are talking about faith, it is important for us to understand that our words must line up with the Word of God.

But it is even more than that.  We should be watching our words in every situation of our lives.

Ever heard the old rhyme – “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may never hurt me.  This is so untrue.  As words are spoken to us, we internalize them whether we mean to or not.  This is where so much of our self-image comes from before we come to the knowledge and understanding of our place and position with God as believers.

Even after becoming a child of God, if people don’t understand the true meaning of being a child of God, then they walk around defeated and unfulfilled.

OUR WORDS CREATE OUR WORLD.

These are some of the that people may say or we believe about ourselves:

UNWORTHY

DEPRESSED

BETRAYED

DIRTY

UGLY

REJECTED

LONELY

NOBODY

BROKENHEARTED

I Sam 3:19, “So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.”

Samuel understood the importance of every Word of God.  They have the power to create.  Just like negative words can create negative affects.  We should never let the Word of God fall to the ground but the bad words, words that are not pure, words that are not edifying, those we let fall to the ground, or better yet, we take captive and throw to the ground.

II Cor 10:4-5, says it clearly, For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 

 We must learn to take captive the thoughts that are not God’s thoughts of us.  We must take them captive and throw them out.  We replace the thoughts of the enemy that are trying to keep us from fulfilling our destiny with the thoughts that God has of us because:  REMEMBER, YOUR WORDS CREATE YOUR WORLD.

II Sam 7:28, “And now, O Lord God, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant.

And what does the Word of God say about His children of God?  BECAUSE REMEMBER OUR WORDS CREATE OUR WORLD.

Instead of believing the words of man, let’s believe the Words of God and what HE believes about us:

UNWORTHY…………………RIGHTEOUS

DEPRESSED…………………JOYFUL

BETRAYED…………………..RESTORED

DIRTY…………………………CLEAN

UGLY………………………….BEAUTIFUL

REJECTED……………………ACCEPTED

LONELY……………………….CHILD OF GOD, PART OF A FAMILY

NOBODY………………………KING’S KID

BROKENHEARTED…………..WHOLE

Words are living and breathing things.  They can be negative and keep us down and they can be positive and help us to walk in the righteousness of God in Christ.  The words that we speak over ourselves will determine what type of walk with God we will have.  If we believe we are unworthy, we won’t feel that we have to right to ask God for anything.  The Word says that God’s Words are true – which means that words that do not line up with the Word of God are untrue.

OUR WORDS CREATE OUR WORLD.  They determine if we are walking in defeat or in victory, in depression or in joy, in failure or success. It’s about the mind lining up with the promises of God and how God thinks about us, His children.

Challenge:  Take this week to very specifically think about your words, think about what you think about yourself.

In education, it is big concept right now about thinking about your thinking.  We can do that as well. Brother Hagin used to call not thinking in line with the Word as STINKING THINKING.  Let’s get rid of this sticking thinking and replace it with how God thinks of us.

 

Grateful for His Greatness

I have not written in a while.  Thanksgiving came and went with so many things to do but I was not too busy to remind myself of how great my God is.  I am grateful for His greatness!

I Chronicles 29:11:

Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and

the glory and the majesty and the splendor,

for everything in heaven and earth is yours.

Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

If we can keep in mind the greatness of our Father, we can conquer the fears and doubts that come our way.  It says here that everything in heaven and earth is His.  I am His, and He has created me this way and loves me this way.  I am His kid, therefore, I am His heir.  He is head over all.  I am reminded of who He is in those times that I am frustrated or disappointed.  I want to call on Him in times that I don’t have an answer.  We should wake up each day and remind ourselves how great He is.  We should seek His counsel daily and stop long enough to remind ourselves who He is and how great He is.  We can walk in the peace of God knowing that He is great and is above all.

Deut. 32:3 says, “I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!”

I am grateful for his greatness for He is my God and the God of my children.  I can walk in the knowledge that He is my Protector, my Provider, my Supply, my Healer, my Peace, and everything else that I need Him to be in my life.

Walk in gratefulness of who He is and His greatness.  There is no other God that is as great!  He is above all.  And He is mine!

Transformation

My God is into transformations.  He takes the old man and makes a new creation.

II Corinthians 5:17 says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

I love to take old things and make a new life for it.  Taking an old piece of furniture from a boring spot in a store or house and finding a new life for it gives me pleasure and satisfaction.  I’m sure our Lord feels the same way when He sees change in us.

When we bought our home 3 years ago, we were taking on a boring house that was built as a spec home before the neighborhood really got built up.  As the other homes started coming up, this house became the boring, plain one.  So it stayed on the market for a long time because no one could see its potential.  We got it for a good deal and began right away transforming it into a nice home.

One of the things that I thought was an eyesore was the fireplace.

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First of all, look at that big hole in the wall.  I’m sure it was created for that big t.v. that had that huge back to it.  It has a cable socket and an electrical socket in there.  You can also see that there is no mantle, not even just a board above the fireplace. My son the handyman and I decided that we needed to do something to this.  I started looking for a board or mantle, and he was going to mount whatever I found.  One day, I was in one of my favorite junk stores and found a great full mantle, already painted with blue chalk paint.  I called my husband and said, “Hey, I found this great mantle for the fireplace.  Can I get this for myself for Christmas?”  His immediate reply was, “We have a fireplace?”  To which I replied, “That’s my point!  You don’t even notice it.”  haha

Here is the final product:

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I did the mantle 3 years ago.  I just made the window decor that you see with an old window pane.  That same favorite place of mine had about 50 window panes.  I took measurements of that big gaping hole and found one to fit perfectly leaning against it.  I backed it with burlap, and bought one of those sticker phrases about family.  Voila!!

About to add some Thanksgiving stuff to it and already have an idea for my Christmas decorations with my new window.

Enjoy your time with family this coming Thanksgiving.

Grace and Peace

In 2 Peter 1:2-4 (which by the way is where 124 comes from) the Word says,

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

There is so much rich stuff in these verses, but let’s start at verse 2, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”  The word tells us here that we can have grace and peace multiplied in our lives but we have to pursue knowledge of God and of Jesus.

Knowing the character of God will multiply grace and peace in our lives.  John 14:27 says that Jesus gives us His peace.  That means that the peace that He walked in on this earth is the same peace that He gives us.  It is a free gift; the key is knowing the trustworthiness of our God and that He does what He says He will do.

The next verse says, “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.”

This grace and peace is by His divine power.  It is not up to us to gain this but to pursue knowledge and He gives by His divine power.  So many times we think that it is something that we have to do or to earn but as you can see, it is by His divine power.  It is all about Him and not about us.

Remember: Grace and peace are yours when you pursue the knowledge of God.  When we are passionate about knowing who He is, and not just that he is God, but His character, His integrity, His love, then grace and peace are multiplied in our lives.

As the famous quote says, “To know him is to love him,” this is true of our Heavenly Father.

I will continue on this subject in the next few posts because there is so much to pull out of these scriptures.

Beauty for Ashes

  • Isaiah 61, The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
    because the LORD has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
    2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
    to comfort all who mourn,
    3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
    the oil of joy
    instead mourning,
    and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
    They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the LORD
    for the display of his splendor.

He takes our ashes and creates a beautiful canvas.  He gives joy in our time of mourning.  He designs a garment of praise to replace the spirit of despair.  All this to show the world that He loves unconditionally.  We are His beautiful creations like in an art museum to show the world who He is and how He can change lives and make us all beautiful.

Suitcases

When you get back from a trip, do you empty your luggage immediately and put everything away?  Do you do a little at a time? Or do you take a couple of days to completely unload the suitcases?  Whether you do it right away or slowly, sometimes we leave something behind in the suitcase.  I have gone back and found things that I thought were lost that I had just left in a suitcase.  Do you leave things behind in a purse when you get a new one?  I do.

That’s also what we do in life.  When we get hurt, we will end up leaving a little of the hurt behind in the piece of luggage and carry it around with us.  We believe we have moved on but it still lingers.  Or maybe a bad decision ended with consequences that we have to live with every day.  We all have baggage when we come to Jesus.  It could be abuse, divorce, broken relationships, mistakes, bitterness, and just plain sin.  But when we accept Jesus, he washes all that away.

He took that on when He went to the cross, so we could have a relationship with our Heavenly Father.  Now it is our responsibility to learn about Him and what He has done for us.  We need to make it a priority to learn what He has promised us and what He expects of us.  Remember, 2 Peter 1:2-4 tells us we have exceeding precious promises, but we cannot walk in them until we know what they are.

In Luke 1:38 when the angel told Mary that she was going to have a Son and He would be our Savior, she said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”

No matter what has gone on in our lives, whether they were results of bad decisions or just “life happens,” we are to stand on the Word and believe about ourselves what God says about us – that we are children of the Most High God with all the stuff that goes along with being a child of the King.  We are heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ.  We inherit all that God has for us.  We have to choose to empty our suitcases of our baggage and move on in God and what He says about us and not what our past or others say about us.

So walk with your head up.  You are the King’s kid.