Day 17: Word Bearing Fruit

Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, I am strong [a warrior]!

~ Joel 3:10, Amplified

       Prayer:  
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Thank you, Father for teaching us [Fill in your name] to pray Your Word in declarative sentences.   As St. Paul did, I will take my thoughts captive and say, “I can do all this through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)
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So many times I find myself thinking or saying, “I feel tired… or sick… or unable…”  or “I’ll never figure this out,”  “I can’t do this.”   Declaring hopelessness.  But over and over again I read Your Word and see You want me to declare words of LIFE… not what I may be feeling or what seems to be, but what You say it will be.  In this verse from Joel, I hear an echo to Paul in Ephesians 6 – that my sword against the enemy is Your Word.
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Today, with Joel, I will say… in You I am strong.  Made whole.  Restored and renewed.  I pray Your strength renewed in those I lift to You as well.  And call us the healed of the Lord, as You do.  You make me [Your Name] a victorious warrior in prayer by putting Your Word in my mouth.  In the midst of my praises You ambush my enemy and give me victory over every weapon formed against me.
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Praise to You, O Lord!
 
        Thought to ponder…
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You have designed fruit and life  to come forth from my lips, O Lord.   Fruit that brings health to my bones.
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12 Responses to Day 17: Word Bearing Fruit

  1. Lynn Morrissey says:

    I love that, Pam: fruitful lips. And it is just as easy to declare life-giving words as not. Thank you for always encouraging this in us!
    Love
    lynn

  2. Beautiful thoughts and verses here. Being weak is never easy, but it allows us to better understand His strength! 🙂 Visiting from the Sunday Community.

  3. MaryLou says:

    I really do like your thought to ponder it is truly food for thought. I know that I often forget how important my words are during my day. Too easy to just say words and not think about the impact they have in the physical and spiritual worlds. Thank you once again for sharing these words with us to encourage and bless! 🙂

  4. Sylvia R says:

    So true, that all our strength is in Him—and so it is that when I am weak is when I am strong because I then give up looking to myself for strength and look entirely to Him.

  5. Barbie says:

    AMEN! Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

  6. Thank you for this post that feeds the soul. Have a wonderful week!

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