20 In Faith/ Glimpses

Possession Through Proclamation // Glimpses Link Up

As a community, our church is practicing declaring and proclaiming the truth of God’s Word over our lives. I find it easy to proclaim the good that is happening in my life, but it’s much harder to proclaim those things I have been believing God for that I cannot yet see.

Have you ever fought hard to bring freedom to an area of your life, only to feel after trying for so long that you’ve failed? There are areas of my own life where I feel as if I’ve been fighting for so long to gain victory, yet I don’t feel as if I’ve taken much ground. My mind tells me it would be easier to just give up.

But perhaps there is something to this declaration and proclamation journey that will give me just enough faith to keep pressing through to victory.

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”The LORD has done great things for us; We are glad.  (Psalm 126:2-3)

Christ came to set the captives free. When I have a negative outlook towards something in my life, and proclaim negative thoughts about myself or the situation, I will not gain ground. Our words are powerful. They carry life and death. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21)

We must begin to speak positively over ourselves if we are going to see victory in areas of struggle. Although we may not see the fruit of our labor right away, through Christ we have already won the battle. Victory is ours! We must have the faith to pull on heaven, to call that which we cannot see into our reality.

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Even if we can’t quite grasp these truths now, the more we proclaim how God sees us or our situation, the more we will believe it. You are what you behold. What does God say about you? Here are some of the scriptures that I’ve been declaring over my life this past week:  

Fear has no hold on me. (1 Timothy 1:7)

I lack nothing. (Psalm 23:1)

I am full of the joy of the Lord. (Neh. 8:10)

I walk in divine favor. (Luke 2:52)

I am significant. (Psalm 139)

Shout it from the rooftops!  The LORD has done and IS DOING great things. What are some things that you are proclaiming over your life?

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #381-390

381. Taking more intentional steps toward my healing.
382. God’s financial provision over my children and their ministries.
383. Thieves oil that soothes my sore gums.
384. Passion Tea Lemonade.
385. His banner over me is love.
386. Dandelions everywhere. #glimpsesofhisbeauty
387. He walks with me through fire.
388. Everything He says about me is true.
389. He delights in me.
390. A beautiful sunset.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    April 3, 2017 at 2:25 am

    I’ve never thought of Proverbs 18:21 as relating to the words we say to ourselves before but it is so important to speak positively over ourselves and to claim God’s truth even when we don’t really feel it. Thanks for this encouragement.

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      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Thanks Lesley. Speaking positively over myself certainly changes my attitude about life. Have a lovely weekend.

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    Bev @ Walking Well With God
    April 3, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Barbie,
    Oh the negative self talk and then the enemy is more than happy to join in and echo those sentiments. I love the words of a song, by Casting Crowns I believe….”I will choose to listen to and believe the word of TRUTH”. We can’t talk ourselves out of our negative thoughts, but when we hold them up against scripture, all of a sudden they lose their validity and then we can choose to listen to lies or listen to the word of TRUTH. Praying that for you…for all of us.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

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      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

      I had that song playing through my head the entire time I was writing this post! Thanks for stopping by Bev.

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    Michele Morin
    April 3, 2017 at 5:03 am

    I’ve never thought of Psalm 126 as a warning against faithless speech, but I see the truth of it. We look at all that God has done in the past, and then trust Him for the future — even if it’s a future that we did not predict or ask for.

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      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:35 am

      That’s so true. I’ve had many seasons in my life where I didn’t understand, where I still don’t. Choosing to trust is hard, something I am continually learning.

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    jodie filogomo
    April 3, 2017 at 5:59 am

    I know this feeling well, Barbie. But I’ve been questioning my definition of failure and success. Because maybe by changing my perspective, I have changed the outcome??
    Peace,
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply
      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      It’s so true that when we have a fresh, new perspective about things, and a positive one, that it can affect how things fall into place. Thanks Jodie!

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    June
    April 3, 2017 at 6:51 am

    God’s word is the best and most effective way to silence the enemy’s taunts and negativity! Have a blessed day, my friend!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

      I agree!

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    SUSAN
    April 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Romans 4.17

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      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:39 am

      AMEN!

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    Dolly at Soulstops
    April 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Barbie,
    Reading your post was like a gentle affirmation of what Godo has been teaching me the past several months. I pray God continues to give you hope and grace to experience the freedom you have in Christ. It is a battle, at times, that is for sure…but we are overcomers in Christ (Romans 8:37)…I can so relate to your struggle…day by day, moment by moment, my friend xoxo

    • Reply
      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Thank you for your encouragement Dolly. I so want to be more involved with what you are doing, because I know your words will help to further my freedom walk. But I so lack the energy. Please know I pray for you and that your words will touch many and bring hope and healing. Blessings!

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    Anita Ojeda
    April 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Beautiful verses, Barbie! I’ve never heard of proclaiming scripture over ourselves (well, I’ve never heard it called that 😉 ), butI think it’s a beautiful idea. My identity comes from Jesus, and he promises in so many ways to be all that I need.

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      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:41 am

      When I speak the scriptures over myself, I am proclaiming the Word of God over my mind and spirit. It’s something I’ve been out of practice in doing, but hope to make it a regular routine again. Thanks for stopping by Anita!

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    Mary Geisen
    April 4, 2017 at 6:05 am

    YES! I am working on claiming freedom over several things in my life right now too. I love how your church has a united focus. It is so easy for me to want to give up rather than releasing it to God and let Him help me with the hard work. Thank you for these words today.

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      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

      It is definately a struggle, one I fight more often than I have to. Surrender would make it all the more easier for me. I’m still learning. Have a beautiful weekend Mary!

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    Trudy
    April 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you, Barbie, for this encouragement to proclaim God’s Truth over our hearts and lives. It can be so hard sometimes, but God keeps giving us sufficient grace and His Truth to shut the mouth of that deceitful liar, Satan. Love and hugs to you!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      April 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

      AMEN! Keep speaking that truth over yourself Trudy!

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