Words Have Power

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Psalm 141:3

Have you ever had those times in life when everything is going along great, then “BAM” out of nowhere something happens that changes everything? Well, that’s exactly what the woman in 2 King 4 experienced as held the lifeless body of her precious son in her arms.

She had cherished every moment of his growth from a baby to boyhood while realizing he was the gift from God she never expected. She had no idea that the kind gesture of building a room onto her home for the Prophet Elisha to rest from his travels whenever he passed through her town, would lead to the fulfillment of the greatest desire in her heart. A desire that she had most likely given up on, considering her husband was well up in years

Just a few moments earlier he had complained that his head was hurting and the next moment he was gone. What amazes me about this woman is her reaction. Most anyone would have fallen apart, but not her. Instead, she got herself together, took her son and laid him on Elisha’s bed, and then sent her servant out to her husband in the field to fetch a donkey for her to travel to “see the prophet.”

2 Kings 4:22 – 24 says, 22 She sent a message to her husband: “Send one of the servants and a donkey so that I can hurry to the man of God and come right back.” 23 “Why go today?” he asked. “It is neither a new moon festival nor a Sabbath.” But she said, “It will be all right.” 24 So she saddled the donkey and said to the servant, “Hurry! Don’t slow down unless I tell you to.”

In verse 26, notice the exchange between Elisha’s servant and the women. “Is everything all right with you, your husband, and your child?’” “Yes,” the woman told Gehazi, “everything is fine.”

One thing seems very clear by the way she responded to her husband and Elisha’s servant.  She knew her “words had power.” She knew the truth found in Proverbs 18:21 that says, The tongue has the power of life and death.” She wasn’t about to do anything to detract from what she wanted God to do for her. No reckless words were going to come between her and the miracle she so desperately needed.

Today, let me encourage you use only faith filled, positive words and confessions over your situation our circumstance. Don’t be moved by what you see or feel, or even what may seem factual. Facts are subject to change and they can be changed by the power of our faith filled words.

Today, “Call those things that aren’t as though they were” and as you put your faith, hope and trust in Him watch your miracle happen.

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