We all know the power contained in the words that we speak and the promises that we make. No matter how long it takes, you may never forget if someone quotes the word that you spoke to them. These is because words reveal what is in our hearts and they become alive when someone reminds us what we said. That explains the power behind marriage vows where partners exchange their commitment to one another. In the battles of life ahead, a spouse just needs to remind their partner what they promised and many times they endeavor to keep their words. This is the same thing that happens with God when we mention words that have come out of his mouth. The scriptural account of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah going to God in prayer when a coalition of armies came against him is a good example. The King was alarmed when he was informed of an enemy that outnumbered his army that was coming to war against him. He decided to retreat to God in prayer and reminded God of his promises. The king quoted the prayer of Solomon reminding God how He had promised to help them in the face of danger. That became one of his easiest battles to fight because God asked the king to send singers to the battlefield and allow God to fight for him. God confused the coalition which began to fight one another. There is something that happens when we remind God what his word says. That’s why it’s also good to quote God’s word in our prayers. We should always remember that we were created by the power of God’s word and it’s the same word that preserves us. Where can you remind God of something that’s He has said regarding your situation today? Where could reading the word of God more help you know what God says in our faith journey? Each time you feel cornered, remind God of his word. God remembers the word He has spoken regarding our situations and brings his word alive in us. When you feel cornered, it’s time to remind God what He said.
“‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’” 2 Chronicles 20:9 NIV
Last modified: August 31, 2020