Monday, January 16, 2012

Day 15 of 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting

The Spoken Word

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43, NIV

The story of Lazarus’s death and resurrection reflects the power of Jesus’ spoken word. Jesus was so in tune with the will of His Father that He already knew in His heart the miracle that was about to take place, but His words spoke the miracle into existence.

While prayer is our declaration of our dependence on God, our spoken words can be the manifestation of what’s hap-pening in our hearts. There is power in our spoken words, whether they are used to build up or tear down. It is im-portant to keep our heart filled with the truth from God’s Word so that our words will produce good fruit.

While prayer is our declaration of our dependence on God, our spoken words can be the manifesta-tion of what’s happening in our hearts.

As you seek God in prayer ask Him for discernment to know a need and the words to help someone today.

Pray that your words would be encouraging, edifying, and aligned with the truth of God’s Word. Building others up around us with our words allows us to be God’s instrument to accomplish His good work.
The key to praying with power is to become the kind of persons who do not use God for our ends but are utterly devoted to being used for His ends. —John Piper

I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master. —John Newton

Bible Reading Plan: Genesis 16

Prayer Focus: As God continues to fill you through this season of prayer and fasting, He wants to take what is now in your heart and share it with others. How can you use the power of your spoken words to speak God’s truth in the lives of others?

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