SPOKEN WORDS IN ACTION - PART 5
FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2023
Don't just teach your children well; ensure that you present divine concepts to them more simply. Yes, they can always be empowered and inspired by the accurate knowledge of Supreme Deity, when you simplify them in their hearing. It's so easy to complain about, or criticize and disapprove their actions, and sometimes, make them feel unloved, when you are not positioning them to acquire divine insight into the Kingdom realities, which enables them to understand life and act accordingly by improving their relationship with God, more clearly and at a deeper level. More below!
Reference: Hebrews 11:20 New International Version (NIV) "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future."
Isaac blessed his children by faith, not by good wishes, by chance or by best of luck. What does that suggest? Blessing the future of your children can only be done by faith, not by sight. I broached this important insight in today's article because it's an awareness we must cultivate while addressing our children with spoken words. Your prophetic utterances must be faith-filled, meaning that you must believe in it first, while speaking over their future.
You must have confidence in God that He will sponsor and load their future with great reward and prosperous endings, in accordance with the dictates contained in your spoken words. When Jesus said, "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life" (John 6:63 NIV), what does that imply? He had absolute faith in His spoken words; so he knew that they were going to come to pass, come what may! None of His spoken words was designed to fail. And indeed, what a mindset!
Question: What do you know about your own words? Have you mastered the character of your spoken words? Can you vouch for it, in terms of its effectiveness in delivering expected results? Beloved, if your utterances are not overspread with faith, they might come across as mere empty words. But having run into today's expository knowledge, the parent who communicates divine utterances to his children must do so by faith, otherwise the spoken words may never embody or personify the terms of the utterances in the "reality" realm.
Even your children respond to faith-filled words with ease. That's the reason Jesus used their responsive perspective as a perfect example for receiving the best of the Kingdom. This is found in Mark 10:15, where He stated, "I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn't receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it" (NLT). So you, also, should learn to exercise a child-like faith while speaking over the lives and future of your children.
The benefits of your spoken words concerning your children are beyond just the wordings and lexicon themselves because they grant them sound mind, sense of security and emotional strength too. As parents, teach and impart spiritual knowledge and wisdom to your children, having had the assurance from the Lord Jesus that they are Spirit and life. Are you aware that "Spirit and life" hugely embodies divinely-inspired intelligence?
The "Spirit" aspect of your spoken words is the vital motivating factor and creative force of your utterances. While the "life" part of your spoken words is the "animating" principle that ensures the prevailing tendency and essence of the "dictates" embedded in your wordings. At your best, intermix speaking in tongues with your prophetic words, as you speak over your children so that the character of "Spirit and life" will saturate your utterances and understanding, thereby manifesting their attitudes and your expectations in your children's world.
In my conclusion, be your children's greatest strength by becoming their best friend, spiritual guide and Biblical instructor. Maintain that position in their lives because it is a place of harmony that grants them peace and proper acceptance, even beyond your deeply fixed and inclined awareness. I also pray that the "all-round" wellbeing of your children will be firmly established in their world, as you speak and declare words over their lives, in relation to the surrounding mass of your spiritual cognizance. Stay tuned for part 6. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Matthew 18:1-3; Luke 18:16; John 16:21; Ephesians 6:4.
Exuberant Declaration: My spoken words are powerfully effective and I have an inner grace of established confidence that my faith-filled declarations come to pass, and they are recognized as the best and remarkable results in this present world. Glory to God!