Life is hard.
Waiting is hard.
Motherhood is hard.
Covid has been hard.
2020 was hard but I’ve learned that our words and our praise have power. We see this truth all throughout the Scriptures. Our tongue can make agreements in the supernatural – what we say is either agreeing with (letting in) Light or agreeing with (letting in) darkness.
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “the tongue has the power of life and death.” The enemy will take the smallest ill word of our tongue as an agreement with him- he has not and will never play fair!
Recently, Holy Spirit gave me revelation of lies, shame and guilt I had been carrying for ELEVEN years. I had made agreements through my words and my actions unaware of the supernatural consequences they would have in the natural world. This led to me being burdened down for over 10 years! Since this revelation, I have experienced forgiveness, deliverance and freedom like I had never experienced before. For the first time in my life I felt free! Free from past situations, free from guilt and shame. FREE!
And now, instead of making agreements with the enemy (i.e. “venting” to a friend about my husband and my marriage, harsh comments about my God-given body, the not-so-innocent “I’m the worst”), I stop and consider my thoughts and my words. I ask myself: Do my words and thoughts line up with the truth of what God says through His spoken and written word over me? Then I remind myself of His truths and I dance around, singing praises to my Father and rejoicing in what He has done for me. And this child-like, unashamed praise has the power to shut the enemy up. And I am so here for that.
— Alston M.