I wonder how many of us are giving up our power, the keys to freedom through the choice we make of what we say every day.
I gave up my power and gave up my keys to the enemy for so many years without knowing it. The Bible is so clear that the power of life and death is in the tongue. But what does that really mean?
For any of you who have been hurt by domestic violence, it is so painful and can seem absolutely to stop you in your tracks. You want justice maybe. Perhaps you just want people to sympathize, empathize or console you in some way. Perhaps you are so filled with bitterness in your soul and it just spills out. I say this from an understanding perspective since I have been there, not from the seat of judgment.
Even if you haven’t experienced domestic violence, it is so common in our culture to talk all about our problems and issues when were sitting with the hairdresser or chatting with our friends at the mall or over a cup of coffee.
What I did not understand until the last year or so was the truth of scripture in relation to the tongue. Finally, I was in a place where the Holy Ghost could reveal to me that I needed to be quiet and stop seeking my own form of justice and rallying the troops so to speak. Because, in actuality, when I was recounting things that had occurred, I was actually handing Keys over in the form of my words so the enemy and allowing him creative space in my day-to-day realities and experiences. He was all too happy for so many years to take those keys, push me into the prison cell and lock the door behind me.
Since changing the way I behave / speak, I have taken the keys out of his hand and relinquish them to my Dear Lord, who only has good plans for me.
During this year or so, maybe even closer to two years, I have seen the Lord turning circumstances around that I never thought possible and doing things that I don’t know I ever even imagined. I have further learned the connection between spiritual health and physical health.
Just about two months ago, the Lord granted me a request I have been praying for for so many years. In brief, I became very ill 26 years ago next February and 21 years ago had my colon removed in its entirety and my intestines reconstructed to avoid living with an ostomy. In October, the 21st to be exact, I actually felt the Lord doing surgery on me after I received a prophetic word earlier that day. He has given me a new colon. You can read more about my journey in my upcoming book.
As long as I continued in the muck and the mire and giving the keys over to the enemy, I was limiting the Lord’s ability to work in my life; because God has given us the power to create with our words. My way of trying to get justice and fill my need for comfort, actually prevented me from health and connection to the True Comforter on a deeper level that is necessary for peace, health and growth.
I hope this testimony and word helps you to take back the keys and allow the Lord to unlock your emotional prison cell.
Blessings, my brothers and sisters, for now and as we walk and speak life into 2019.