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Words are Powerful – it’s time to make a change – try daily declarations

I have been thinking  a lot about the words that we speak – are they postive and uplifting or negative and discouraging.

If you ask my sons and sisters what my favourite saying is – they would say – “Words are powerful”. I truly believe that our words shape our lives.

Wise words satisfy like a good meal;

the right words bring satisfaction

The tongue can bring death or life…

Proverbs 18:20-21a NLT

If our lives are not satisfying like a good meal – we need to look at the words we are speaking and listening to. It’s pretty simple really – if you want to change your life – change your words and the words that you are listening to. This involves getting away from any victim mentality and taking personal responsibility for your own life. We all have the ability and power to change our own words and what we listen to.

The Hebrew word for word is davar – which also is the word which means matter or thing. Isn’t that interesting? Words have the ability to create matter or things. Creation is the perfect example of this. God spoke – Light be and light was. God created everything we see in creation with His words. But you say – that was God – we aren’t God. Yes but we were created in the very image of God. He has created us as a speaking spirit – just like Himself. Our tongues can speak words that bring death or life into our lives.

In the book of James – he sets out, in very strong language how powerful our words are:

And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself. James 3:6 NLT

Words affect matter!

A Japanese Scientist, Masaru Emoto,  conducted experiments on the effect that words have on matter in the 1990’s.  Frozen water that is free from impurities form amazing ice crystals. When you look at these crystals under a microscope they look like beautiful snowflakes. Polluted water that is frozen is missing these beautiful crystals. He noticed that if he placed negative phrases like “I hate you” on bottles of pure water and then froze the water – it turned into gray, misshapen clumps instead of beautiful ice crystals. When he placed positive labels- “peace” on polluted water, froze it- it turned into beautiful ice crystals. His experiments proved that there is an energy generated by words – positive or negative- that will change the physical structure of an object. Isn’t that amazing? Here’s the thing with water – sound vibrations travel four times faster through water than air. Now think about your body – we are over 70% water. Negative words that we say over ourselves will affect every cell in your body. James 3:16 tells us that our tongue -which is our words – can corrupt our entire body. Science is now catching up to scripture!

What about spoken words? He did an experiment with cooked rice and spoken words. Two containers filled with cooked rice -one labeled “Thank you” the other “You Fool”. He placed them in a classroom and asked the children to speak the words over the separate jars twice a day. After 30 days – the rice that was called a fool had shriveled into a black, gelatinous mass whereas the rice that was thanked was white and fluffy.

The most harmful words are our throw away words.

Have you said any of these throw away lines:

“It pains me to say this…”

“Thinking about this gives me a headache…”

“I just about died when…”

“I hate my hair..”

“I can never lose weight”

“I am not bright enough to…”

“This is killing me..”

We just say these lines without even thinking about it – but do we really want what we say? Do we want a pain or headache? Do we want to die? No!

Make a change! Transform your everyday vocabulary from negative to positive. Be intentional with your words. Believe that what you say affects the health of your mind and body and the atmosphere around you.

After you have transformed your everyday speaking – move it up a level and intentionally declare positive statements on a daily basis – watch what happens to the state of your mind and the health of your body!

What is a daily declaration?

It is a spoken statement of truth that contains transformative power.


There is power in spoken words. Spoken words actually increase our faith – Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.


Jesus said that truth is what sets us free – John 8:31. We want our live free lives – we don’t want to be in bondage to anything. No one wants to be in bondage to fear, anxiety or sickness. We want to be free. So our daily declarations need to be statements that are true. The Word is full of truth.

Transformative Power

God’s truths contain the power to transform situations, our feelings , our thoughts and ultimately our lives. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that the Word of God is alive and active. It is like a sword – it is actually sharper than a sword. In the Psalms  – God’s words are described as light and lamps – that can illuminate the way before us.

I was going to include the word “believed” in front of truth in my definition of a daily declaration – but I believe that you can make declarations first with faith – even with traces of doubt. Because as we have seen from Romans 10:17 – faith rises from hearing God’s word spoken. So if you are low on faith for healing, living fear-free, safety or whatever is your issue – then search the Word for declarations that overcome these and build your faith!

Pray – then get searching in the Word for your personal daily declarations! Keep an eye out – my next post will be on My Daily Health Declarations.

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