I don’t remember exactly how the inclination came to me, but I’m fairly certain it had something to do with my devotions mentioning prophesying. As I drove to my morning meeting, I pondered the idea of various truths being spoken into reality. At that point, I decided to partake of that which I had just been reminded. I spoke out the desire of my heart.
“In the name of Jesus,” I began, “I proclaim that today I will be an instrument of God used to affect a positive impact on His Kingdom. As God opens the doors, I choose to take the opportunity to make a difference for His glory.” I continued to pray, “Lord, take my feeble efforts and use them effectively to bring about your will. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen”.
My heart did a little happy dance as a subtle thrill of anticipation sprouted. That said, I went on with my day not really giving the matter any further thought.
After the meeting, I visited with a lady who has been battling a significant illness. In explaining her current condition, she brought up some questions she had concerning the spiritual realm. She also lamented that she didn’t really know how to pray and she knew God was very busy with other requests. Although I couldn’t answer all her questions, I was able to tell her of God’s great love and His deep longing to walk so close to her that she could sense His presence. I assured her that God waits enthusiastically for her to just talk to Him as she would a friend. I explained He is ready and willing to get involved with her concerns any time she needs Him–that He is never too busy to attend to her concerns. Before we parted, I prayed with her. She thanked me for our visit and agreed to continue to seek God.
As I floated into the driver’s seat, my heart overflowed with thanksgiving. I was humbled and awed. That which I had sincerely spoken aloud, into the atmosphere around me, was honored by God. Tears welled up and spilled over at the wondrous move of my majestic God.
Would that same scenario have transpired had I not made the earlier declaration? Would the jostling of individuals and the timing of interaction have created a like opportunity? I don’t know. But I do know that God kindly responded that day to His questioning daughter and to my sincere desire to make an impact on His Kingdom for His glory. Would I do it again? Yes!
Will you take the challenge or risk to speak it resolutely into being? As long as it is according to God’s word, you can’t go wrong. Speak your desire as a decree and see what God will do. God bless you as you draw closer to Him.
What do you want to see happen in your life on behalf of God’s kingdom?
For more biblical reference on this topic see: Gen. 1:3, Ps. 118:17, Ps. 119:26, Is. 42:9.