Often we carry within us the words spoken to us and about us as we travel through life. We let those words, good or bad, create our reality.
Are the words you’re carrying today accurate?
Today, we are going to take a “Posture of Peace” by partnering with the Word of God, who is already living in us.
Posture is a short, audible fist bump to remind you God is with you in everything. Together, we’re going to be emboldened to take a daily Posture of perfect peace.
In John 1:1-5, it says, “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him, was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” So Jesus is referred to here as the Word. Just as we use words to express ourselves, God expressed Himself through Jesus. And later in verse 14 it says, “The Word, Jesus, became flesh and He dwelt among us.”
Now, there are so many words dwelling among us today. On our screens, in our ears, spoken to us, about us, over us, words are so powerful. You know, they form new thoughts, they express new ideas and they create new realities. And often we carry the words that were spoken to us and about us and over us. And we carry them with us as we travel through life. Even words that have been spoken about us years ago and we let those words good or bad, create our reality. Tell us how to live, tell us who we are. Now, let me ask you this. Are the words that you’re carrying inside of you today, are they negative or positive? Is the goodness of God or the criticism of people creating your thoughts today? Is it peace or fear that is ruling your emotions? You know, recently, I sensed the Holy Spirit asked me this question, “Linds, are the words that you’re carrying inside of you right now, accurate?” And I realized, you know, I was carrying and actively partnering with some pretty negative, false words that had been spoken to me in the past. And even some words that I had spoken over myself.
In James 1:21, it tells us to humbly accept the word planted in you. Which has the power to save you, save you from really a lesser reality. James is speaking about the Word of God, and he encourages us not just to listen to the word of truth, but to respond to it. Don’t just hear it, but carry it with you, partner with it. It is speaking to you of your real life. And it’s creating that reality in you. The fullness of Christ that you have been given. You have the Word of God living in you and it is superior to all other words. God’s Word overrides any lesser word spoken to you, spoken about you, or spoken over you. And it’s time to uproot and throw away any lesser word that you have been caring about yourself.
Stop letting them replay over and over in your mind. Stop letting them dictate how you live. Stop letting them create barriers in your relationships. Stop letting them tell you who you are. Instead, I wanna encourage you to partner today with the Word of God. Who is no longer just dwelling among us, but He’s now living in you.