The power of the spoken word

The power of the spoken word

Have you ever had someone speak negative things over you? How did it make you feel?

Did you believe them and did those negative things begin to manifest or come about?

Most people will realise that the power of the spoken word is very powerful. Why is that?

If we go back to the very first book of the Bible and the first chapter, we see how God creates the world by speaking it into existence. Let us read together that first chapter of the book of Genesis.

Read Genesis chapter one.

Notice God said, “Let there be light and there was light.”

This carries on every day, as God speaks, creation comes into reality.

On day 6, God said

Let us make mankind in our own image and let them have complete authority over the rest of creation, the animals, fish, birds etc.

Wow, isn’t that amazing? What have we learned about God here? He is the Creator, He created everything including you and me.

We have been made in His Image, if He can create with His Words, so can we.

When someone encourages you and speaks positive things over you, how does that make you feel? Do you believe it?

Quite often, people have such low self -esteem that they don’t believe people when they tell them good things. God showers us with love and promises all through the Bible and He is trying to speak that same love into us as we go about our every day. But over the years we have stopped hearing His Voice. I believe we all heard Him as babies in the womb and very young children but the world tries to shut Him out. We have been told that God doesn’t speak to people like He did in the Bible, He doesn’t give dreams and visions, and He doesn’t visit people here on earth anymore. He doesn’t heal and perform miracles, in fact often people don’t even believe God exists.

Is this true? NO absolutely not. I am living proof that all these things still happen today because I have experienced them and I have been transformed from someone who felt she could do nothing, someone who thought she was not creative. So what does God do? He transforms me into the opposite. I have gone from someone who never created anything, someone who was negative and oppressed into the person God told me I was. How did that happen? I started to believe what He told me.

God never changes, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, (Hebrews 13 v 8).

God spoke my destiny over me, He told me I would do incredible things. Now, they are just beginning to come true. First, He had to heal my broken heart so that I could receive His Love. His Love transformed me bringing deep inner healing and physical healing. He started to show me the truth and throw out all the lies and wrong beliefs. It takes time, this journey into an intimate relationship with Jesus but it is worth investing time because He will make all your dreams come true.

It says in Psalms 37 v 4

If you delight yourself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart.

It really is true and it is so much better than we can possibly imagine! We fall in love!

In Isaiah 55 v 10 – 11

God says that just as the rain and snow come down and water the earth, so is His Word. Whatever He speaks in the Bible or speaks personally over you will come true, these words will not be useless but will accomplish God’s purpose for you.

Isn’t that amazing! So there is a tremendous power in the tongue, we can bless others or we can curse them.

You can read about this in James 3 v 1 – 10.

Faith comes by HEARING the word of God (Romans 10 v 17), so by playing these poems which are full of God’s word, your faith will grow. After a while, you will begin to believe what you hear and once you believe you will start to be able to receive.

I thought I wasn’t creative, so what does God say my destiny is? Totally the opposite of what I was. He makes me a leader of others, He makes me a teacher and a writer of poetry, books and songs. I have even started playing the guitar again after about 20 years. Why did I stop? Because someone said I wasn’t very good and I believed them. I have been robbed of the joy of making my own music for a very long time. It is such a joy to play again. It is not about being professional, it’s about having fun and playing for an audience of One. Father God is our Daddy and He loves every creative thing that we do, including our speech. He is so thrilled when we worship Him through speech, singing, dancing, art, embroidery, woodwork, pottery, baking, photography, jewellery making or writing! You can talk to God throughout your day, you can LISTEN and LOOK and WAIT for what He might want to say to you.

If you want to hear God speaking to you personally, why don’t you join me in praying this prayer.


Heavenly Father, thank you for creating me just the way I am. I am sorry that I have not always appreciated who you made me to be. Please come and show me who I am and how much you love me just as I am. I am sorry for the times when I have not spoken out good about others and myself. I repent of every unkind and negative word that I have spoken and I ask you Lord to come into my heart and change the way I speak. Open my spiritual ears to hear your voice, open my spiritual eyes to see the signs that you leave for me. Come and transform me with your love and lead me into my destiny. Amen.

Take a look at this poem: Transformed by the Creator’s Love