Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Power of Godly Confession

A few years ago now, many, actually, I learned the power of words. Not only in their writing, but in their saying. You see, words have the power to create. God spoke and created. We are made in His image. But there is also the power of life and death in the tongue. Just as easily as we can build, we can destroy with a few select words. Or even a few idle works. Either way, we can speak words of life or words death over ourselves and others.

When I learned the power of Godly confession, it literally changed my life. I did not have to think the terrible thoughts I had towards myself. Instead, I could tell myself what to think by speaking words of life over myself. Even if I didn't believe, I made the choice to believe them until I actually did.

Every day I would recite scripture and godly beliefs over myself to counteract the damaging consequences of thinking such negative and toxic things about who I was. I may believe a perception of reality, but God's words are the truth and they trump any lie I may have about myself.

So the journey to replace stinkin' thinkin' with new thoughts began. After spending many hours writing godly beliefs founded in scripture to combat ungodly beliefs, I put many of those truths into an extended prose piece that I, even to this day, still read over myself.

I dare you to try it because I know that I know it will transform your life :)

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God, I know that you hear me when I call because you said that you would answer. You said that you would be with me in times of trouble and rescue. You told em that you would sustain me with long life and salvation.

Thank you that you have forgiven my sins and guilt and covered them all with your precious blood.

I know that you are a faithful God and I trust in you. Faithfulness is your very character and it is as enduring as the heavens. Your faithful promises are my armor and protection.

Lord, you are my strength, my rock in whom I find protection. You're my shield, the strength of my salvation and my stronghold. You are my hiding place where I find refuge and protection. You're the one who answers me when I call and you're the one who gives me rest and peace when I sleep.

You surround me with songs of victory and you delight over me with singing. Because you sing over me, I will sing to you a new song from my heart using your gifts within me, and I will sing for joy.

God, I long to be with you and be in your presence and dwell in your house the days of my life. I long to go to your altar. You are the source of all my joy.

I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I know that full well. Your thoughts towards me outnumber the grains of sand; there's no way I can count them. You're with me as soon as I wake up.

Each morning I know that your mercies are new and fresh and I've not encountered them before. You keep me from complete destruction and instead, you declare me righteous. You bring me into your presence and you see me blameless and without a fault.

You make my innocence as clear as the dawn. And you've chosen me to be holy and innocent before you had even set the earth on it's foundations.

I know that you've transformed me and that I'm not the same woman because the Holy Spirit lives in me. I've made a decision to align my thinking with your Word and because of that, I'll be a light to the world. You've made me a light to the gentiles to bring salvation to them.

I'm a new creation and the old life is dead and buried. I'm not the same and I have changed, because you've said it in your word.

You said that I'm your masterpiece. You said that you, my King, are enthralled by my beauty. Let my beauty reflect modesty, purity, and your glory.

You will never leave me or forget about me, and when I get knocked down, I will get up again because you've never abandoned me. I will be still and know that you are God. My soul rejoices that it's living for a bigger purpose other than itself.

You said that I'm like the pearl of great value and you traded everything for me. You also said that my value is above that of rubies and pearls.

Strength and dignity are my clothing and my position is strong and secure. I will rejoice over the future because I know I'm prepared for it. Please model me into a virtuous and capable woman after your own heart.

I stand on your promise that you will answer me and tell me your mysteries and your secrets when I call on you. My faithful God, I love you more than life itself.

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