“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
Our Heavenly Father is looking for our words. He tells us “let your requests be made known to Me”. When we talk (pray) and begin to ask and declare in faith regarding the needs and circumstances around us, our hearts and minds begin to be filled with God’s peace. Anxiety, fear and discouragement disappear as we ask with hearts full of thankfulness to our eternally good Heavenly Father.
God created the world with His words. As His children, our words too are powerful and create the reality of the world around us. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “death and life are in the power of the tongue”. We can create a world of life around us or a world of death simply by the words we declare over our lives.
In Daniel 10, an angel visited Daniel saying, “From the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words”. (Daniel 10:12 NKJV). Our words are powerful and angels are waiting to respond to them. The angel came to Daniel because of the words he spoke. Hebrews 1:14 tells us that angels are “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (NIV).
Begin to declare the provision of heaven over your circumstances. You have the Father’s ear and angels ready to respond. This year start to declare words of life - words of hope, provision, favour and God’s incredible goodness!