Right Thinking, Right Words, Blessed Life – Daily Devotional (Day 1)
One day when I awoke I heard God say to me, “My words will not return void”. The Holy Spirit was speaking about Isaiah 55:11, which says, “So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
As I meditated on this verse, I heard the Holy Spirit speak to me in that still small voice.
“My words will not return void. That’s true – My words will not return void. But, turn it around to you – your words will also not return void. It shall accomplish that which you please – Your words will bring about what you have said. What you want comes from your heart. It shall prosper in the thing whereto I send it – The words you speak are like seeds – they will be planted, and a tree will grow and prosper, and the tree will produce fruit. The resulting prosperity will either result in producing good fruit or bad fruit, depending on what you speak. Do you want good fruit or bad fruit in your life?”
What you say can either work for you – or against you. It can bring about what God has promised for you, or it can bring about what you really don’t want to happen in your life. In other words, what you say is what you get! For example, if you say “I can’t pay my bills”, then you are saying, praying and declaring that you won’t be able to pay your bills. If you say, “My children don’t listen or behave”, then you are saying, praying and declaring that your children are undisciplined and don’t listen to you. Is that what you really want? No.
Speak God’s word over your life. Find scriptures that speak to your spirit – your heart. We also should be saying and declaring what God has promised can happen in our life. After you find the bible verses that line up with what you want to happen in your life, then declare them daily.
What words are you saying today that are negative?
Write down the verses and phrases that line up with God’s Word that you will declare today:
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it”