Yesterday was just an all around LONG day. Three very difficult conversations and about a dozen other things that made me want to crawl in my bed and start again…or not start again! As I prayed God reminded me to speak life over myself, the people of North Creek, and circumstances that could weigh me (and you) down. It is amazing how the words that fall out of our mouths can either destroy us or build us up…even when we are just talking to ourselves.
So, here’s my God-edited version of my thought life as an example for you of how to speak over your difficult circumstances:
The people in our church walk in integrity and truth at all costs.
My children are obedient. They are kind, considerate, love Jesus, and are destined to impact the nations with their lives. They are blessed and touched by God. They will never fall to the temptations that surround them, but will walk in righteousness before the Lord.
The marriages of North Creek are healthy, whole, strong, and well. The lusts of this world do not touch the people of our church. There is a hedge of protection around the people of North Creek.
This is our church. This church is not built on the back of any one man, but it is built on the Word of God. We work together towards the common goal of the mission of God. People care deeply about growing our church because of the impact that Jesus has had on their lives.
The people of North Creek say what they mean and mean what they say. We don’t hide from conflict and when we say something, it’s as good as gold. We stay true to our word and our commitments.
We have all that we need financially. God has poured out his blessing on my family and those families that are faithful to God’s promise of tithing and generous giving. God said that those who give to his storehouse will be abundantly blessed. That’s me. I claim it. I own it. I walk in that victory. Deuteronomy 28 says I take a loan from no man because I have more than I need.
I can handle the housework that seems overwhelming. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. If I get overwhelmed, God will give me the focus and strength to accomplish what he has given me to do. I will not get discouraged because we do not serve a God of discouragement. My Word says, “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.” That’s my verse. I own that one, too. God gave it to me as a promise that I can walk through this life with the joy of the Lord.
The teenagers of North Creek are warriors for Christ. They know right and wrong and they DO IT. They are set apart. A people that stand out from the “norm” and change their schools with purity and integrity.
Our team is blessed and refreshed. They do not get weary in doing good, but they have lives of balance and order.
Today is going to be a great day. I’m not settling for anything less than living the adventure of God. Bring it on, God.