pay attention to my words.
Open your ears to what I say.
Do not lose sight of these things. Keep them deep within your heart
because they are life to those who find them
and they heal the whole body.
Guard your heart more than anything else,
because the source of your life flows from it.
Remove dishonesty from your mouth. Put deceptive speech far away from your lips.
~ Proverbs 4:20-24
Lord, show me what it means to come to you with the faith of a child…
So many voices are vying for your heart right now, my child. Lies whisper to you that maybe I don’t mean what I say… or at least, not in every situation. Old memories seem to tell you that you can’t always believe because it looks like it didn’t happen that other time. The serpent is still insinuating doubt into your spirit with his nagging question, “Did God really say that?”
If you could see into the heavenly realm, you would be amazed at the deceptions that are bombarding, trying to keep you from hearing and speaking out my Truth as your sword against the lies.
That is why I tell you… wrap yourself in My Word. Measure every thought against it and you will know what is true. Every word of My Word is true and My covenant for you. Not just sometimes….but forever. I nailed the curse to the cross and reinstated My Blessing in and for you. (Galatians 3:13,14) Take My Blessing as Your own. Confess daily that My Blessing belongs to you because of Me. My Blessing holds life, light, healing. I surround you with songs of victory.
When the lie comes that maybe healing is not meant for you…and symptoms seem to agree, confront what seems to be with what I tell you IS. Like Abraham, by faith, speak out — I am healed by His stripes, because God tells me so. By faith, declare with Me, My God heals all my diseases. By faith, hold up the banner of My Word. Speak My Word out with Me… for MY Word is Life to your whole body. My Word brings forth life in every Word you hold up.
“As it is written (of Abraham): “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed–the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” – Romans 4:17 NIV
Father, write Your Word upon my heart, and put it constantly in my mouth… Your Word that calls Life and Light and Healing into being…for me, and for all I lift before You… Let me speak only Your heart…
© Pam Depoyan
A different something to ponder…. I took the above sky photo this morning. It may just be the artist in me…but I wonder what you might see in these clouds… something I didn’t see until I looked at it here… (Revelations 1:7)
Sunday Stillness with Janis Cox
cloud photo: mine
other photos: http://www.fotosearch.com