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.
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.
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.
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