Do you have good days and bad days? Of course you do, we all do. Our days pile up into weeks, months, years, and eventually our life. When you are driving your car and want to make a 90 degree turn, you have to slow down or stop, and turn your wheel the direction you want to go.
“Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.”
We are certainly on a journey in our walk with the Lord. Like the ship the book of James speaks about here we are also driven by a strong wind. That wind is the Holy Ghost. This verse, along with so many others, drive home the importance of having a close intimate relation ship with Holy Ghost. He is so faithful in telling us the direction for our life. The bible tells us that it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Though Holy Ghost will tell us where it is He desires for us to go, or to stay, we are ultimately the pilot as mentioned here in this scripture, or are we?
I believe you can develop such a closeness with Holy Ghost and with the written word of God that he can also become the pilot. Let me explain how this works. For so many years I thought that intercessory prayer looked like a bunch of older believers in church popping a blood vessel twisting God’s arm begging him to do anything. I soon graduated to a mindset that maybe intercessory prayer was “warring” in the spirit. This involved a lot of yelling at the devil, and “prophetic acts” of swinging swords, blowing shofars, and waving flags. Am I saying that God doesn’t have us enter in to these things ever? No, there is a time and place for all of this. Mostly I think it is a progressive maturing that takes place in the growth of our relationship and prayer life. What I am saying is I have found a different method that seems to be more effective than these.
My wife and I burn wood for heat. Let me tell you that there is no heat on a 10 degree day in the winter like wood heat plus it also saves us one hundred dollars a month in fuel cost. Last spring rolled around, as I usually do, I was already planning how I was going to get wood for the next year. We did not have access to a woods, so we were planning on buying wood for the next winter, which I never did before. We usually just gathered a dead tree here and there, and after cutting and splitting ALL summer, we usually had enough to make it through about 3/4 of the next season. I heard the Holy Ghost ask me He was capable of providing all or 3/4 of the wood I needed for the winter. Of course I “thought” he was capable. Did I really believe it? No, I didn’t. If I really believed it then it would have happened. The bible tells us that nothing is impossible for Him that believes.
This year I resolved in my heart was going to be different. My father in Heaven is a good provider, and I am going to believe that He is. I asked Holy Ghost how to pray about the wood. He told me the next three things:
- Thank Him that He already purchased all of my needs including the wood
- Command the wood to come to me
- Be very specific in my declaration
So I did these things. I thanked the Lord that when he died and rose he purchased all of my needs forever, and that included wood. When I commanded the wood to come to me I also commanded it to be split. After August and early September rolled around, that year, and my wood shed still sat empty, I got a little concerned. This is the place that you have to decide am I going to believe and trust that God is actually this good or not. About the second week of September I received a phone call from a friend of mine. He said, “He buddy I have a load of wood heading your way, and two more coming next week!” Thats right! As I write this it is now the next spring and I have left over wood from all of that. God far exceeds when you will resolve to actually put your trust in Him.
The bible tells us that there is the power of life and death in the tongue and those that love it will eat its fruit. Is your day going the way you want it to? Are you falling short of the Glory of God in any area of your life? On this side of the cross, this should not be our reality. Jesus prayed for the reality of Heaven to become the reality on the earth. According to the word of God we are to go from glory to ever increasing glory.
How did God create the heavens and the earth? He spoke, or declared them into existence. Can you look at your day and know that anything less that heaven manifesting in your day isn’t right? As believers we should. It is time to dust off our mouths and put them to work. Resolve in your heart, for out of the heart flows all of your issues. if you have unforgiveness deal with it. Get rid of all bitterness.
Start declaring out loud, and with feeling the way heaven sees your day. What ever you see has been spoken into existence. It was birthed as a thought and then it was spoken out of the mouth. This is why the enemy will attack us with lies in our mind.
This is also why the bible says to not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be Transformed by the renewing of your mind. Here are a few basic declarations for your day.
- I am a child of God.
- I am deeply Loved and accepted no matter what
- God has amazing plans for my life
- Today is going to be amazing
- Miracles are available for me today
- There are angels in the room with me
- I do amazing work
- I have heaven on my side
- I am proud of the work that I do
- I always give my best effort
- The work I do will bring blessing to me in the future
- God is in a good mood
- There is Money being released to me right now
- My dreams are in the process of being fulfilled
- The presence of God always comes out of me
- I Lack Nothing
- I have the mind of Jesus Christ
- I have a purpose that will advance the Kingdom of God and change the world forever.
- I am wealthy
- I agree with all of these declarations
Declare these everyday multiple times. They will eventually get sown into your spirit. They will manifest in your life!