Create Your Future With the Power of Your Words

By Lucia M. Claborn

I’m excited about this topic and want you to know that I’m not the expert on it by any means, but I’ve learned what works for me and would like to share it with you. In Hosea 4:6, the Word tells us that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” I want to not only bring knowledge, or information; but I want to bring revelation because knowledge alone puffs up with pride, (1 Corinthians 8:1) but revelation brings change to lives.

I’m going to share some tools that will help you fulfill your dreams so you can succeed by laying the foundation of your future; getting a plan; and speaking the Word of god over your plan to create your future.

How do you do this? The first step is to lay the foundation. We do this by getting a vision. King James says in Proverbs 29:18, “God’s people perish for lack of vision.”  The Message Bible reads, “If people can’t see what God is doing; they stumble all over themselves, but when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed.” You may not have lost your dream or your vision, but you may have let life crowd in on you and you’ve lost your focus.

That was me a couple months ago, and if that you, I want to encourage you that your life can get back on track. If you’re not in the struggling category, simply pass this on to a friend who may be struggling, or file it for later when life catches you off guard.

Have you lost sight of your vision, purpose, goals, dreams? Are you discouraged? Has the “I can’t” or “why try any more?” mentality crept in on you? Do you have a “settle for” mentality? Are you making excuses why things aren’t working for you? Are you procrastinating or have you become complacent? All these are tools Satan uses to keep you from fulfilling God’s plan for your life.

The good news is, God has given you a new song—whether you know it or not! Psalm 96:1 says, “O sing unto the Lord a new song for He hath done marvelous things. His right hand and His holy arm hath gotten Him the victory.”

If you’re discouraged, sing a new song. If you don’t have one, ask God to give you one. Why not pull yourself up and try again? Do you know Satan loves to bring past failures and disappointments to your mind on a consistently, constant basis…especially when you want to try again and step out to reach your goals and fulfill your dreams?

As we look to renew our vision or dream, or create a new one, often times we look back to our past to get direction for our future. This is not the smartest thing to do because we can’t run into the future dragging our past behind us!

Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about. Imagine you have three huge pieces of luggage. I’m going to share about myself since I know me better than you.  However, you can recall things from your past to fit the examples I’m giving.  These bags are going to represent my past failures – wrong thoughts, wrong words, wrong actions.

When the enemy brings wrong thoughts, words or actions we have the choice to either accept them to reject them. In the past, you may have just accepted them. Up until now, you may not have known you have a choice as to what you accept from the devil, but I’m here to tell you , you have a choice!

Let’s talk about Bag Number One. It represents my wrong thoughts called lies that the enemy brings such as, no one likes me, look at what a mess I’ve made of things, I don’t like this person, she doesn’t like me, they’re talking about me, and the list goes on and on.  Imagine strapping that bag onto your back.

Bag Number Two represents my wrong words; thoughts that I’ve meditated on, put in my heart and allowed to come out of my mouth (out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks) – gossip, giving someone a piece of my mind, speaking contrary to what the Word of God says about me, putting myself down in front of others, and the list goes on and on.  Imagine putting this bag on your shoulder.

Bag Number Three represents my wrong actions; being rude, being offended, walking in strife, giving someone an ugly look, cutting someone off while driving, racing to a parking space, not speaking to someone, not honoring my spouse, children, or parents, entering into wrong relationships, mistakes in my finances that I think can’t be fixed, and the list goes on and on. Imagine putting this bag around your leg.

At this point you may be asking yourself, “How can I ever go forward without making a mistake again and then having more baggage pile on me?

We can’t move forward with the past holding us in bondage. We aren’t designed to carry out past failures and disappointment into our today.  Philippians 3:13b and 14 reads, “but one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of god in Christ Jesus.”

It’s by God’s grace we move forward, and I’ll show you how to move forward. As you get into God’s Word, find His promises for your situation, learn it, meditate on it, and make it yours. Then you can speak that word with belief and conviction. Don’t speak it until you believe it with all your heart and your very being or Satan will eat your lunch! Jesus takes our old failures, shortcomings and disappointments away. Second Corinthians 5:17 tells us that “We’re a new creation in Christ Jesus, old things are passed away.”

We have to mentally draw a line in the sand so to speak. As you are standing right where you are with these bags hanging on your body, draw a line on the floor ad say, “Father God, it’s in the authority of the Name of Jesus that I choose not to act this way any more and I ask you to help me, give me grace to walk through this situation and get it out of my life. Now, take each bag off yourself, place it on the floor, and step across the threshold into your new found victory. It’s that simple! You’re free!

Back to 2 Corinthians 5:17, let me give you another illustration. I’m a new creature in Christ Jesus. I take off my old nature – my old thoughts, actions, shortcomings, failures, and disappointments – and I put on the new nature of Jesus Christ. My past is in the past and it’s not going to destroy my today or my future.

You see, we don’t need to take the lemons the devil gives us and pet them, stroke them, baby them, and watch them grow and produce a harvest of more lemons. Instead, we need to take those lemons, add some sugar – the sweetness of God’s Word – and make lemonade. As we drink that sweet lemonade, which is renewing our minds with the Word of God, we will gain strength and we can mentally draw a line in the sand, throw off that old baggage the enemy has put on us, and put on the new self!

Now that we have a new, clean foundation, you may ask yourself what’s the next step? The answer is easy, know what you want. The dictionary defines a goal as the purpose toward which an endeavor is directed, an end or an objective. Dream is defined as an aspiration or ambition. Before we can speak to our goals and dreams, we have to know what they are. On a side note, I like what Benjamin Mays says…”The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”

Just because your goals and dreams don’t match up with someone else’s doesn’t make them wrong, it simply means god has given you different goals and dreams specifically for you to fulfill. We all have different goals and dreams and we shouldn’t criticize someone else because they don’t have the same goals and dreams as we do. We need to encourage them to set their own goals and dreams, and pursue them.

Back to the question, “Where do I begin, how do I start or restart my dream?” It’s simple, get a plan. My solution to everything situation is “GET A PLAN OF ACTION!” The Four Step Plan of Success will work for you if you will stay focused. The first step is to know what you want. Get God’s promise – His Word, a specific verse – to base your success on and write it down. Two of my favorite verses are Habakkuk 2:2-3, “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision and make it plain upon tablets, then he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for the appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”  The Message Bible reads, “And then God answered: “Write this: Write what you see. Write it out in big, black letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming: it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on it’s way. It will come right on time.”

If you don’t know what you want, write down what you don’t want, determine the opposite and write it down!

The second step is to know what you are willing to give up temporarily – write it down. Deny the lesser to achieve the greater goal and know that when you give something up temporarily you will have more of it once you have reached your goal.

Step three will help you put the wheels in motion. Create a plan. Pray; ask God to help you create the plan to get what you want. Write it down!  Now that you have a plan, work your plan. Speak the Word over your plan and speak life over your plan.

Step four is to associate with people who are where you want to be in life. Step out of your comfort zone and talk to those people who know what you want to know and are where you want to be in life. You can do it! Be bold!

Once you get you plan, get focused! Focus on the prize – your goals and dreams. Begin each new day with a quiet time with the Holy Spirit who knows God’s game plan for that day. Write down what He tells you to do, and how he wants you to do it. Write it all down; clear your mind, use a daily to-do list, surround yourself with great (focused) people, and get rid of the hindrances in your life. You’ll want to check your list, your instructions, and then go back and re-read it, meditate on it, put action to your plan, and watch it come to pass.

Along with being focused, determine your self-discipline habits. It’s easy to do what you need to do when someone is watching over you, however, what do you do when no one is watching? That the real test of self-discipline and it goes hand in hand with creating habits.

Sow a thought and you will reap an act. Sow an act and you’ll reap a habit. Sow a habit and you’ll reap character. Sow character and you’ll reap a destiny.

To this point, I’ve talked about laying a foundation – laying aside past failure and disappointments to enable you to rekindle your vision, dreams and goals; I’ve talked about establishing a plan of action and getting focused. Now, I’m going to talk about the creative power of speaking the Word of God over your dreams and goals to create your future.

I said earlier that up until now, you may not have known you have a choice as to what you accept from the devil. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to accept anything from him. Ask yourself, “How do I know if this is from the devil?” I’m glad you asked! Here’s a simple test, run your thoughts or situations through John 10:10, “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; but Jesus come to give us life and life more abundantly.”    

Genesis Chapter One tells us God spoke a word and the world came into existence. In Genesis 1:28 God gives us the Law of Six when he blessed us, told us to be fruitful, multiply, fill, subdue and rule over the earth. This is the authority God has given to us.

In Deuteronomy 30:19 God tells us to choose life. “I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today; I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live.”  This is your instruction to speak words of life!

In Mark 4:3-8 Jesus teaches about the Parable of the Sower. “Listen. What do you make of this? A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled among  the weeds and nothing came of it. Some fell on good earth and came up with a flourish, producing a harvest exceeding his wildest dreams.”  This parable teaches about sowing and the principal is true for the Word of God, money, time, kindness, whatever you sow you will have a harvest according to the soil you plant the seeds into.

If you have ever doubted the power of your words, read Mark 4:3. “Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing n it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.” Just as Jesus’ words had power over the fig tree, our words have power over our situations because Jesus has given us that authority.

In Mark 11:22-24, Jesus tells us we can have what we say. “Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. The mountain for instance: Just say, “Go jump in the lake; – no shuffling or shilly-shallying – and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking.”

If you are facing situations that make you struggle or are contrary to God’s Word you can “call those things which are not as thought they are.” (Romans 4:17) And finally, “Hold fast your confession of faith” as Hebrews 10:35 tells us to do, until you see your dreams and goals come to pass.

The final step is to walk in faith. Water your seed with your praising, rejoicing, and singing of His power and mighty deeds until it manifests in your life. You see the importance of words in our lives. Just act like the Bible is true and take Him at his Word.

Now, let’s put this information into action! Take a few minutes to get quiet before God. Repent, take off your old self, put on the new you! You are a winner in God’s eyes. Ask God to give you a new or renewed vision, dreams, and goals so you can work toward them. Make it bigger than you so you can see God do above and beyond what you think you can do in and of yourself.  This gets God’s anointing into your life! Write it down! According to a Harvard study, 95% of the things you write down come to pass.

You are a winner! You can create your desired future and make your dreams come true by the power of speaking the right words – faith-filled words!  Start now and fulfill the destiny God is calling you into.

Restoration Is A Promise

We recently moved into a bigger home, closer to church and church family. This has been a goal of our family for almost five years. As I had my hands in the dish water doing the dishes yesterday, I was thanking God for bringing restoration to our family. I was overcome with the presence of the Holy Spirit to the point all I could do was worship Him through my tears. I’m so thankful for what He’s done for our family.

He’s opened doors for us to step through which has allowed us to experience His goodness, His restoration, on a very personal level. Five years ago, as I looked over our belongs strowed across the lawn like the aftermath of the recent tornados, I was devastated and wondered if we would ever get our lives put back together. For five years I stood on the Bible verses from the Message Bible found in Jeremiah 30:18-19, “Again, God’s Message: “‘I’ll turn things around for Jacob (Lucia). I’ll compassionately come in and rebuild homes. The town will be rebuilt on its old foundations; the mansions will be splendid again. Thanksgivings will pour out of the windows; laughter will spill through the doors. Things will get better and better. Depression days are over. They’ll thrive, they’ll flourish. The days of contempt will be over.”
 
That was and is my promise of restoration! I say “is” because I still believe God for restoration of other things that were stolen from us.

That verse is in the Old Covenant and so is Jeremiah 33:10 which reads, “…I’ll restore everything that was lost in this land. I’ll make everything as good as new.’ I, God, say so.” Since we are no longer under the Old Covenant, but under the New Covenant which has better promises, let’s look at the following verse from Romans 3:22 that reads, “…He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ.” That is Covenant my friend!

Covenant means you have a binding agreement; compact; a written agreement or promise usually under seal between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action. So, when God tells you He is going to do something, it is a sure thing it is already done because of the finished work of Jesus Christ. It is up to us to receive everything that Jesus has already done for us.

You may ask yourself, “How do I receive what Jesus has done?” I’m so glad you asked!! Your faith activates God’s power in your life and when you simply say “Thank You!” like Father Abraham did, you are using your faith! Faith takes what has already been done for you. What you are desiring may not have manifested today, so you get up in the morning and say, “Thank You, Lord! I believe I receive it now! Today is the day!” That’s how simple it is to work your faith muscle; and like any other muscle, it has to be developed!

The devil would try to discourage you and tell you what you are standing in faith to receive will never come to pass. He’ll bring delays, discouragement, and disappointments, BUT, God has promised restoration and all we have to do is stay in faith, don’t quit, and rejoice before we see it manifest!! If He did this for us, He will do it for you because He is no respecter of persons!

A Covenant of Redemption

It was early this morning or late last night, depending on your perspective, when I kept hearing the word “redeemed” roll around in my spirit. I thought about the green stamps my parents would get when they would buy gas and then we would “redeem” them for something of value that we wanted.
 
So this morning when I got up, I decided to look up the definition of the word “redeem”. This is what I found: it’s a verb so it shows action. It means to buy back; repurchase; to get or win back; to free from what distresses or harms – as to free from captivity by payment of ransom or to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental or to release from blame or debt; clear – to free from the consequences of sin. It also means to change for the better – reform, repair, restore; to free from a lien by payment of an amount secured thereby to remove the obligation of by payment, or to exchange for something of value; to make good – fulfill; to atone for – expiate or redeem an error; to offset the bad effect of; to make worthwhile; retrieve.
 
As I thought about what Jesus did for us when he went to the cross in relation to redeemed, I have a better understanding of what actually happened on the cross…Jesus bought us back! He paid a debt that we couldn’t pay ourselves. He redeemed us from the curse as we read in Galatians 3:13, “Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself.” Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That’s what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. And now, because of that, the air is cleared and we can see that Abraham’s blessing is present and available for non-Jews, too. We are all able to receive God’s life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing—just the way Abraham received it.”
 
As we look back at the Old Testament to Isaiah, which is a type and shadow of the New Testament, where you see “Jacob” (whose name was changed to Israel in Genesis 35:10) you can insert your name and personalize each verse which will help you have a better understanding of redemption…Isaiah 44:21, reads “Remember these things, O Jacob. Take it seriously, Israel, that you’re my servant. I made you, shaped you: You’re my servant. O Israel, I’ll never forget you. I’ve wiped the slate of all your wrongdoings. There’s nothing left of your sins. Come back to me, come back. I’ve redeemed you.” And in Isaiah 44:23 we read, “High heavens, sing! God has done it. Deep earth, shout! And you mountains, sing! A forest choir of oaks and pines and cedars! God has redeemed Jacob. God’s glory is on display in Israel.”
 
When you ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior, you are redeemed, not only bought back or ransomed from the enemy, but helped to overcome something detrimental! This should encourage you to know that you can overcome anything that comes your way when you focus on what Jesus has already purchased for you with His Blood. When you were born again, you entered into the finished work of Jesus Christ. There’s nothing else that has to be done for you to experience victory except for you to receive by faith the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ!

Living Life Without Regrets

I want to talk to you about a word many of us have confessed at one time or another about words we’ve spoken or situations that we’ve had to deal with in our life; and that is regret. We regret something we’ve said or something we’ve done, and instead of going to God and repenting so we can let go of it, we dwell on it. We mull it over, and over, and over again, in our mind making it worse each time we think about it. Oh, yeah! You know what I’m talking about! Before you know it, you have made a mountain out of a mole hill and it consumes the better part of your thinking.

Unless you take those thoughts captive to the will of God, they will become a stronghold in your life. Not only that, regret is a worthless emotion that chains you to your past. When your heart is full of regret and disappointment it draws fear to its side, then fear joins hands with disappointment and regret and holds you in limbo – boxed in – looking back and wishing you wouldn’t have said or done what you did; looking forward, fearful to make a decision because you may make the wrong decision.

So how do you get out of limbo and deal with regret? The only way to overcome regret, disappointment and fear so you can go forward into the victorious life God has designed for you is to confess that you have regrets, disappointments and fear, then spend time in the Word and with the Holy Spirit to renew your mind to the will of God. In Mark 1:14-15 in the Amplified Bible, we read “When Jesus came into Galilee he preached the good news of the Kingdom of God and said, “The appointed period of time is fulfilled (completed), and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent (have a change of mind which issues in regret for past sins and in change of conduct for the better) and believe (trust in, rely on, and adhere to) the good news (the Gospel).”

Through renewing your mind you will be able to overcome thoughts by taking them captive to the will of God with the words of your own mouth. You can’t overcome thoughts with thoughts; therefore, you have to address thoughts by speaking to them.

When you renew your mind and know the will of God, which is His Word, you can speak with authority and things will obey you. You can cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ as the Bible tells us to do in 2 Corinthians 10:5. When you do this, you will overcome past regrets and disappoints, address fear of future events and decisions and go victoriously into your future.

Let Peace Rule

“And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from the Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts – deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds…And be thankful – appreciative, give praise to God always.” Colossians 3:15, the Amplified Bible.

I was so thankful because I’ve not always been led by peace. I’ve not allowed peace to be my guide. In the past, I would have an uneasiness in my spirit but would go forward anyway, causing challenges in my life instead of waiting on the right time to move forward.

I’m so thankful for the inner leading of the Holy Spirit – the subtle sense of uneasiness or peace that He gives us – that helps us in making daily decisions.

It’s not always been easy to sense his leading. Like many others, I’ve had to learn to learn how to watch and listen for His gentle guidance. Since the Holy Spirit is a gentleman, very seldom does He ever overpower you with His leading. He is very subtle when He speaks and it is as if there is a just an inward knowing of what you are supposed to do. That is why we have to get still and be quiet so we can listen with our inward man, instead of being pre-occupied with the things of this world.

A great example of worldly distractions is strife! Every day we have the opportunity to step into strife and miss what the Holy Spirit is telling us. He is always talking to us; however, sometimes we get too distracted to listen to what He’s saying!

As we stay in peace and maintain an attitude of gratitude, it will be much easier to be led by the Holy Spirit.

We recently made a move, not only in the natural but in the spiritually. On more than one occasion after we made the decision to move, I began to question our decision. I would go to God and every time we would talk about it, I would come away with an overwhelming peace in my heart that we were making the right decision.

Finding the Right Answers

     Are you looking for answers to your problems and challenges? If you’re like me, you want real answers to real problems.  I have found that God has given us a guaranteed way to receive the answers to those problems and challenges. It is His Word. Every answer or solution you need is found in the Bible; God’s personal love letter to us. 

     Yet, many Christians aren’t walking victoriously in certain areas of their lives, because the devil continuously wages a war of distraction against them. He has managed to take them away from the one thing that can bring them victory — the Word of God. He will do everything possible to prevent them from opening the Bible because he knows that the Word will deliver them.

     The distractions can be very subtle: Too many to-do’s on your daily task list, TV programs that distract you and hold your interest for endless hours, or it may take the form of a big problem that makes you feel you need to focus all your attention on it instead of the Word. The enemy knows that if he can get you to take your eyes off the Word of God, he can keep you from winning the battle.

     When you’re going through a tough time, it isn’t just enough to know that God’s answer to your problem is “somewhere in the Bible”, you need to know where it is. Look in a Bible concordance and then find that scripture that God has promised the solution. Meditate on it until the truth of that scripture is revealed to you. The revelation will go from head knowledge to heart revelation. When you make that revelation your own, the devil can’t stop God’s Word from producing fruit in your life.

     Even Jesus Himself used the Word to defeat the devil in the wilderness – “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4) So, the way to defeat the enemy is with “It is written…” 

     There is no substitute for the written Word of God.  God tells us that we will find life and health if we give our attention to His word and keep it in the midst of our hearts. The key is to dig into his Word and let God’s promises abide in your heart.

Never Give Up In The Battle

By Lucia M. Claborn

Are you ever tempted to give up in the heat of battle?  Sure, you are! We (including me) have all wanted to quit at some point in time because life’s situations just got too hard, we could see no way out,  no help on the horizon, and thought it better to find a cypress tree and have a pity party for ourselves.

However, you need to know that God didn’t draw you to Himself and anoint you with the power of the Holy Spirit to be a quitter!  He made you to be a winner, more than an over-comer, in every area of your life.

You may have never been told that before, so I get the wonderful pleasure of telling you now:  God created you to triumph! In the Amplified Bible we read in 2 Corinthians 2:14a. “But thanks be to God, Who in Christ always leads us in triumph [as trophies of Christ’s victory].” And in the Message Bible it reads, “In the Messiah, in Christ, God leads us from place to place in one perpetual victory parade…”

No matter what life’s situation is that you’re facing and need to conquer, you must make a decision that you are never going to give in or give up!  This is exactly what the devil wants you to do: give up and quit!  Don’t give him the satisfaction of beating you!  One key to victory is continuing to do the right thing with the right attitude and refusing to quit.

When we become a born again Christian, God gives us the authority to whip the devil every time! Ephesians 1:19 tells us about this power, “and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might.”

I would like to encourage you to not let the pain of the past keep you from enjoying your today. Your dreams of the future have no place for the failures of the past.  Be determined to put the past behind you, as you can not change one thing back there. Press on into your future. the new beginning God has planned for you.  Although right now is not the first of the year when we would normally be making all of our new goals and commitments, today is the first day of the rest of your life.  No one else can be determined for you, so you must continually remind yourself to let go of the past and go on into the new things of your future.

I love the following quote by Winston Churchill and keep it on my refrigerator to remind me how good my future is going to be. “I have no fear of the future.  Let us go forward into its mysteries, let us tear aside the veils which hide it from our eyes and let us move onward with confidence and courage.”

When you decide to turn your back on the devil and humble yourself before the Lord, He will lift you up and make your life valuable, wonderful and worth living each and every day.

When you are discouraged and about to give up, God wants you to know that He’s there to help you. “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.”  Galatians 6:9

Remember that it’s not how you start life’s journey that’s important, it’s how you finish.  You have not failed until you stop trying, so don’t give up and give in to the enemy’s plan for your life.  God created you to triumph in all things.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 4:17, “As it is written, I have made (as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.”

For years, I’ve taken God’s Word and personalized it with my name as well as my husband’s and children’s names and spoke it forth with authority calling those things which weren’t as though they are only to watch situations line up with God’s plan for our life!  When we learn who we are in Christ, and the awesome power our words have, we can easily change our negative words to positive, faith-filled confessions and change our world to have heaven on earth.

If you were like me when I began my journey with Jesus, I didn’t know who I was in Christ or even what that statement meant!  Today I have a better understanding of who I am in Christ, so here are some Bible verses that I have learned to stand on to help me believe who I am in Christ.  I simply insert my name or my children’s names and say, “I’m (or my children’s names) is/has (then confess the following):

Above and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
Apple of God’s eye. (Deuteronomy 32:10)
Abundantly provided for.  (Ephesians 3:20)
Abundant life. (John 10:10)
Abounding in all things. (2 Peter 1:3)
Accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6)
Anointed. (Isaiah 61:1)
Access to God. (Romans 5:2)
Authority. (Luke 10:19)
Abounds in faith. (Colossians 2:7)