"And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light." Genesis 1:3
I like to think that my voice is powerful. But in reality, it isn’t. I say to my kids things like; “Clean your room” or “Empty the dishwasher” and expect that this will be enough to have these tasks completed. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Most often I have to say it 2 or 3 more times and threaten some consequences before my voice carries any power.
God, however carries power with His voice. He says something and it happens. In the beginning of time He created all things through the power of His voice. He said “Let there be ….” and there was. I think it’s easy to forget sometimes that there is power in the voice of God. When He speaks there is power for creation and for transformation. This power is not limited to the creation account in Genesis. In the gospels, we see Jesus doing the same thing. Speaking out words that brought about real transformation in real time and space. Through His Words, blind eyes were recreated into seeing eyes, lame legs were transformed into fully functional legs, leprous skin was purified, storms were calmed, dead bodies were raised back to life and every disease was healed (Matthew 4:23).
He says this to His disciples in Mark 11:22-24
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
There is power in the words we speak as well. Not because they are inherently powerful, but because of the one who gives us breath and who gives our words their power.
Are there any situations in your life God is calling you to speak His words of power into today?
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