Your God-Given Authority
This Blog is updated each Tuesday.
I have another challenge for you this week.
Use the authority that has been given to you. God has been speaking to me about authority and the power it contains. In Luke 10:19 we are told that we have been given all authority to trample on the darkness.He has also been showing me how we act out our lack of belief in this gift every day. My challenge to you is to use your God-given authority in your home and with your friends.
Authority does not need to raise it's voice to be heard. It does not need to yell at it's spouse. It does not need to threaten or manipulate. It cannot condemn or ridicule. It speaks truth. It is kind. Authority speaks and trusts God to bring about the outcome. Authority leaves vengeance to God.
What if you could speak healing in your home? I am not just talking about your sick children. What if, even just for a day, you spoke with authority and God used your voice to speak something into being? What if speaking blessing could heal an addiction to pornography in your family, bitterness that needs to be let go, or bring a child to salvation? What if? What if you found out that you are contributing to the very thing you pray against because of your refusal to use your words the way God intended you to? What if you refused to get angry or frustrated and you utilized self-control? You have the authority to bring life to your home. Bring it.
|control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.|
Authority is exercised through our spoken word.
The power of life and death are in the spoken word:
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue:
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." -Proverbs 18:21
This picture makes me laugh. It is a slide through an otter pool. It appears as if top half of Laomai is ahead of the bottom.
a normal one
The Jerusala Tulipuzi blooms for the 3rd year! I know you have all been waiting anxiously since last year to see my Amaryllis in bloom again.
*pictures from the Waco Zoo and my front porch.