The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Stop Dancing With The Enemy, Chapter 2: Foundational Step: Dance of The Word…
Transformation came when I learned to speak the Word of God over myself until I believed what He was saying. Every promise became a treasure. It was not just theological information like before, but it became heart knowledge. Then the power began to work in my heart and life. I began to experience God’s power through His Word.
By my confession I was saved. Reading is good, but faith comes by hearing the Word. I cannot hear the Word unless I speak it.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Rom 10:17
I want to agree with God’s Word because it will not return to Him empty. It will accomplish what pleases God, and it will be prosperous or successful. We can be assured that the truth of God never changes. It is reliable, trustworthy, and unwavering.
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Is. 55:11
John 1:1–2 tells us that Jesus was Word. He was sent by the Father. Jesus accomplished the purpose for which He sent. Jesus was successful in His role as the sacrificial Lamb and bringing eter- nal life to all who call upon His name for salvation. He(The Word)
returned to the Father accomplishing everything He was supposed to do.
Words are seeds
In nature, a farmer plants and expects to harvest the same seed. He plants carrots and will get a field of carrots. As he sows, he will reap. Our words have the same effect. We reap what we sow over ourselves, relationships, circumstances, or others. Eventually what is sown will become a harvest.
I continually spoke “death” to my self-esteem. I always spoke that I was a victim, codependent, and hopeless and had no worth. I would voice my depression and hopelessness. As I spoke these word seeds into my heart and mind, I became more of what I spoke. I was reap- ing my harvest. My fear of rejection grew leaps and bounds. I was so desperate for healing. I turned to the Bible and began to speak what God said. Scripture literally became my lifeline and catapulted me into a major overhaul with my self-esteem, worth, and value. This one in particular:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption
as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in The Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Eph.1:1–7
Accepted? Chosen? Those words were foreign. I had never experienced what they meant. They answered my deepest need. I was accepted. I had worth and value. I decided to start speaking this entire passage daily. I was determined and desperate for heal- ing. I started learning about the power of my words to create and transform. God was teaching me about the power of my words. I became more mindful and intentional of the words I spoke over myself.
Transformation began. My mind became renewed. I began to see the fruit of God’s Word in my life. Healing! Deliverance! I was able to leave a nine-year abusive relationship once and for all!