Pastor Pamela Hines
Life and death are in the power of what we say. (Proverbs 18:21). There is absolute power in everything we say. The power of positive speaking is declaring the solution instead of the problem; it is decreeing success over failure, and affirming life over death. If you do not believe it, just follow the lives of motivational speakers around the world. Their success is predicated on what they say, and it has been a lucrative income for many of them. Positive speaking is likened to declaring what God says about us, because faith-filled words DOMINATE! More than anything, God wants us all to be in health and prosper as our souls prosper. When we make positive affirmations, God takes delight in hearing us proclaim what His word already says about us.
The power of our words is dynamic because our words have the ability to be authoritative and effective. Our daily affirmations have the potential to move mountains. Saying the right words at the proper time is like having money in the bank! Framing my world with my words has been an action I put into practice at a very tender age. When I was about 9 years old, my friends and I often sat on the porch, and as we watched the cars that passed by, we would yell, “That‘s my car!” My selection was narrowed to one car, the Mercedes Benz. To me, it was the most beautiful car in the world, and I began to confess that I would own one.
Over the course of my life, I have spared no details when making my requests known to God, and simply calling those things that are not, as though they were. Learning to speak the blessing over my life has been much greater than attaining material prosperity. From my son’s healing of cerebral palsy to my own healing of asthma, my husband and I have spent a lifetime decreeing God’s purpose for our lives. Sickness, disease, poverty, and doubt have had to bow their knees to declarations of prosperity.
Prosperity is in no way limited to material wealth. Having peace of mind and perfect health has been the most rewarding prosperity I have ever known. I imagine it would be difficult to enjoy life though I possessed great riches, yet suffered from debilitating mental or physical incapacities.
“I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind: God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil. A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. 4 It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness its name is shrouded.5 Though it never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man— 6 even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity.” ~Ecclesiastes 6:1-3
Thank God that he has provisioned me to be blessed in every aspect of my life, and I am grateful to him for provisioning me to enjoy the blessing in my relationships, my health, my finances, my mind, my body, and moreover, my spirit.