The Power of Your Words

Something that I think can never be underestimated enough is the power of the spoken word.  God tells us in his Word that the power of life and death is in the tongue.  What kind of things do you say about yourself or your child’s diagnoses?  Do you insist your child learn all about how their body is not working properly or what about teaching them instead about how God made several alternate pathways if one part is missing or broken?  

Several years ago I went to a teaching at my church that was comparing “the truth” and “the facts”.  
I’ll admit it took me a lot of time to understand the difference and how it mattered.  If we use our minds using earthly thinking then all we will see are the facts.  It takes heavenly vision otherwise known as faith to envision our bodies healed.  
Think of all the women in the bible who had to exercise their faith when in fact, the facts looked very contrary to what they were believing for.  Sara for instance.  Well, I guess she laughed when the Lord told her she would bear a child in her old age, but Abraham believed and he was counted as righteous.  And surely enough, 25 years later he started the lineage that would include the Lord Jesus Christ.  Think about it, his lineage had all sorts of crazy characters from disobedient God loving servants like David to a harlot who hid people in her home so they would not be discovered and killed.  

Faith is the evidence of what is not seen but what is hoped for.  Did I get that right? Apparently, it got me far enough, as I admit, I felt a little funny at first speaking out over my child at night, thanking God for healing our son’s Cystic Fibrosis, and in the same sentence commanding inflammation to go from his belly and for his liver to be cleansed.  Sometimes I would command for congestion to leave his bronchioles without any further harm and well, you get the idea.  

Our words do matter.  In the first book of Genesis the Lord tells us to take dominion over the earth and all the things in it big and small (I take that to!).
28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”

What does it look like or better yet sound like to take dominion?  I believe it takes controlling our tongues and speaking life not death over our children.  It takes us commanding things to die and commanding things to live.  We can speak to the inflammation or the congestion and tell it to go or we can be fearful of it and let it rule our minds.  Am I saying you will not have fear?  No, not likely.  Unless you are way way better than me, lol.  But that’s o.k. faith can exist even when there is fear.  
Do it afraid.  
When I was in the hospital room the night I gave birth, I was complaining to the Lord about how my son was born not breathing.  Nope.  Totally blue and not saying a peep.  A code blue was called and it was as if the rescue team was standing right outside the room right away in case they were needed.  
The Lord’s steady reply to my complaint was Psalm 8.  
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
    Your glory is higher than the heavens.
You have taught children and infants
    to tell of your strength,[b]
silencing your enemies
    and all who oppose you.
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
    the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?[c]
Yet you made them only a little lower than God[d]
    and crowned them[e] with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you made,
    putting all things under their authority—
the flocks and the herds
    and all the wild animals,
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
    and everything that swims the ocean currents.
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
I had already forgotten how when the code team was working on my son I whispered across the room, 

“In Jesus name, breathe”.  

My son was fine.  No need for the NICU, no need for anything further.  And I don’t take the credit, all the glory goes to God and the power of his son’s name.  We must be a part of His plan.  Let Him open your mouth.  Use your will to do things even though you may feel silly or are not sure.  
Often in the WORD (Bible), the scriptures, we will see “if then” statements.  
If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways then I will forgive their sin and heal their land.  
If we seek Him with all of our hearts, [then]we will find Him.
Praise the Lord, oh my soul, bless His holy name.
Praise the Lord oh my soul, all my innermost being.
Praise the Lord oh my soul, He who forgives all of our sins AND 
Heals ALL our diseases. 
What, you think you don’t have enough faith?  I would say it only takes a mustard seed.  I would tell you that there were plenty of times where I felt scared and confused.  That’s o.k.  Keep on keepin on.  Do your best to make the changes in your environment, diet and lessening the amount of synthetics in your life.  Every little bit adds up.  Make one change at a time or many at one time.  However you can, just begin the process.  
I’m not saying it will be easy.  I’m not saying this will be done over night or even in a year.  It took five years for my son to be cleaned out so to speak from the damage done by the black mold that we had been living in for several years, unknowingly breathing in toxins throughout our beautiful home.  
Don’t be afraid to try.  I had plenty of times where we fell off the wagon so to speak, I did not do everything perfect but God honors your efforts and hears your prayers, even when it may not seem like it, choose to keep on going, making natural choices in all that you do.  It does really matter.
In the famous words of Maya Angelou, once again, “Know better, do better.”
Much love, peace and grace to you and yours, 
Paula Baron P.T. 

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