School started today and I am jumping back into “regular life” with both feet. Starting with confessing what the Bible says about my children.
God knows the Word. He wrote it (See John 1:1) so confessing (or saying or praying) the Word of God is more so for your benefit than His. Just like repeating, “I think I can, I think I can..” boosted the Little Engine’s physical confidence as his train goes over the hill; repeating the Word out of your mouth, for both your ears and heart to hear, boosts your faith and confidence in the promises of God.
If you are new to the Bible or scripture confession here are some super brief ideas about it.
- Confessing, or simple repeating, scripture, out loud, with your mouth has power (i.e. it makes things happen). See Mark 11:23
- We believe what we say. It’s not only biblical, but chemical and physical. See Romans 10:10
- Faith grows with confession of the Word. See Mark 11:23 again.
- The Word of God brings light to our situations. See Psalm 119:130
- God works through our mouths. When we speak the Word, He works through it. See Mark 16:15
If you have questions, let me know. What I do know, is that the more times I speak a scripture, and make it personal to my situation, the greater my faith that God has every situation or person covered or taken care of. It keeps me from worry and fear and puts me in a position of joy and assurance. I believe the Bible to be true, the written Word of God, so therefore, what it says about our life is also true. God loves me (and you) and He always wants the best for us.
It’s totally cool- and ok- to make the Bible personal. If God promised something to someone in the Bible, He has promised it to you too. He has no favorites. So go ahead, put your name (or in this case, your child’s name, in that verse. Change the tense so that’s it makes sense to you know and get’s you excited to see God move in your confession.
Have any favorite verses to pray/confess over your kids?