For energy and restful sleep, speak this personalized scriptural confession 3 times, at least 4 times a day.
- God gives me power and strength. I am powerful and strong and energetic and healthy. Because I wait upon the Lord, my strength is renewed. I mount up with wings as eagles;
- I run and I’m not weary; I walk, and do not faint.
- The joy of the Lord is my strength.
- I’m strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
- The Holy Spirit lives inside of me; He energizes my body-
I always have lots of energy.
- When I lay down, my sleep is sweet. I am not afraid.
- God pours a spirit of deep sleep on me. I wake up
because the Lord takes care of me and keeps me safe.
1.Isaiah 40:29 &31 2.Nehemiah 8:10 3.Ephesians 6:10 4.Romans 8:11 5.Proverbs 3:24 6.Psalms 3:5, 4:8, 127:2 Mark 11:23
One of the most important things we can do to ensure our success is to use wisdom and listen to what God is saying to us concerning our life. Proverbs 4:6 lets us know that wisdom is the principle thing. Ephesians 5:17 says, “Don’t be unwise (foolish) but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Yes, the Holy Spirit will speak to you, but He may tell you to read a specific book or take a certain class or talk to a nutritionist.
Things aren’t always what they seem. For instance, a person may have constant headaches because of a poor diet or not drinking enough water. They may not need to be healed, they may simply need to make some changes in their diet. Or, maybe a parent has been having daily fights with their teenaged son and asking God to change the teenager. However, the root of the problem may be that they are not speaking their son’s love language. The Holy Spirit wants to reveal these things to parents.
Disobedience to God and His Word can keep us from experiencing God’s best. Many people struggle with forgiving those who have wronged them, not realizing they’re blocking the blessings of God in their lives. In Galatians 5:6 we see “…faith works by love” and in 1 Corinthians 13:5, “Love does not remember wrongs done against it.” (ETR version) We need to walk in love in order for our faith to work and we’re not walking in love if we’re holding grudges.
Finding and acting on the wisdom of God can save us time, money and grief. Putting in the effort to discover God’s will can prevent us from making high-priced mistakes, mistakes that can cost us our health, our family and money. I personally could have saved myself a lot of stress, time and many thousands of dollars had I just taken the time to do this.
Hearing and acting on the wisdom of God not only saves money and resources, but can also generate riches and wealth. In his book, How You Can Be Led By The Spirit of God, Kenneth Hagin talks about how in the early 1900’s, a business man went from making $5,500 a year to having over $30 million worth of assets by learning how to hear from God and tap into His wisdom by training and developing his spirit.
So before you start that business, or attend college or get married, take several hours, days or even several weeks if need be, to spend time alone with God and His Word and find out His wisdom concerning the matter.
As you are in this time of finding out God’s perfect will, keep speaking faith-filled words. Instead of saying, “I don’t know what to do,” say things like, “I have the mind of Christ so I always make the right decisions. In all my ways I acknowledge God and He directs my paths. I always hear and obey the voice of God.”
People may try to put pressure on you to make your decision quickly. You won’t be able to hear clearly from God if you’re under stress. If possible, get away from anyone or anything that’s putting pressure on you and get alone with God.
Here are 23 scriptural declarations for you to speak and meditate on as you seek the wisdom of God:
- I am strong and of a good courage. I fear not. I am not afraid. The Lord thy God, goes with me. He does not fail me, nor forsake me. (Deut. 31:6)
- God shows me the path of life: in His presence is fullness of joy; at His right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:11)
- The Lord guides me in *judgment: He teaches me His way. *justice; helps me do the right thing. (Psalm 25:9)
- God instructs me and teaches me in the way that I should go: He guides me with His eye on me. (Psalm 32:8)
- My steps are ordered by the Lord: I delight in His way. (Psalm 37:23) I delight to do God’s will. (Psalm 40:8)
- I hear and obey the voice of God. (Luke 11:28) I seek God daily; I delight to know His ways (Isaiah 58:2)
- God is continually with me: He holds me by my right hand. (Psalm 73:23)
- I trust in the Lord with all my heart. I don’t lean to my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him, and He directs my paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- My ears hear a word behind me saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when I turn to the right hand, and when I turn to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)
- God goes before me. He makes the crooked places straight: He breaks in pieces the gates of brass and cuts in sunder the bars of iron. (Isaiah 45:2)
- The Lord teaches me to profit, he leads me by the way that I should go. (Isaiah 48:17)
- The Lord guides me continually… (Isaiah 58:11a)
- The Spirit of truth guides me into all truth: … He shows me things to come. (John 16:13)
- I am led by the Spirit of God. (Romans 8:14)
- I have the mind of Christ…. (1 Cor. 2:16)
- God has given me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. (Ephesians 1:17)
- God gives me wisdom liberally; He doesn’t upbraid me. (James 1:5)
- I am willing and obedient; I eat the good of the land. (Is. 1:19)
- God has set before me an open door, and no man can shut it: for I have kept His word, and have not denied His name. (Rev. 3:8)
- I call to God and He answers me and tells me great and hidden things that I have not known/things to come. (Jeremiah 33:3)
- The Spirit of the LORD is with me to give me understanding, wisdom, and insight. I am powerful, and I know and honor the LORD. I delight in obeying the LORD. I do not judge by what I see with my eyes nor make decisions based on what my ears hear. (Isaiah 11:2-3)
- I am wise; I know and understand what the will of God is/what God wants me to do in every situation. (Eph. 5:17)
- I ask God to fill me with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that I may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:9-10)
Here is the list of Bible Verses About Wisdom and Guidance as a PDF
To read the previous post in this series go to, Power of Speaking God’s Word
Speaking God’s Word helps you transform your mind and get rid of negative thinking. You can only focus on one thing at a time and your mind can’t be thinking negative thoughts and speaking faith confessions at the same time. In this way we can “make” our mind think positive thoughts.
This leads us into our next point. Making confessions can lead to better mental and physical health. According to Caroline Leaf, author of Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health, “Research shows that 75 to 98 percent of mental, physical, and behavioral illness comes from one’s thought life.”
Dr. Leaf talks about how each thought that we have, becomes a physical substance in our brain. Good, positive thoughts are seen as pink, healthy proteins in our brain while negative, destructive thoughts turn into twisted, harmful structures. These deformed proteins cause unhealthy reactions in our bodies that lead to stress, inflammation, and disease, decreased resistance to sicknesses etc.
However, it takes time to transform your mind. That’s one reason why long term consistency is so important. Replacing negative thoughts with God’s thoughts does not happen overnight. Dr. Leaf states that it takes a full 63 days to renew a thought and change it from negative to positive.
Whatever you think about yourself will become your reality. Proverbs 23: 7 says, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” You become what you think. Numerous studies show that there is a strong connection between self-rated or self-assessed health and how long people will live. In other words, if people see themselves as healthy (even if they aren’t actually healthy), they’ll live longer.
(Journal of Health and Social Behavior 1997, vol. 38 (March): 21-37
Meditation is one of the keys to bringing God’s promises into being. According to Joshua 1:8, meditation will help you to obey the Word of God, and cause you to prosper and have good success. What you meditate on gets inside of you and becomes real to you. You start believing that you can have what Bible says is yours. This causes your actions to change and line up with the Word of God- your way becomes prosperous. From looking up the word “way” in Strong’s concordance, I get the impression that it’s talking about habits- the way we talk and act. We establish habits and start doing things that cause us to be successful.
Some of the meanings for the Hebrew word for meditate in this passage of scripture are to mutter, murmur, imagine, talk, or utter. You can meditate the Word by muttering it under your breath, speaking (or reading it out loud) or imagining it.
Some practical ways to meditate the Word:
*Mutter it under your breath as you go about your day
*Speak or read it out loud
*Ponder it. What does this scripture mean to you? How does it apply to your life? What would change if this scripture was happening in your life?
*Imagine or visualize the promise already manifested in your life. See yourself living free from allergies. Imagine yourself living in your new home or being debt free etc.
As you do these things, it’ll start getting real to you and you’ll find yourself getting excited. You’ll be fully persuaded like Abraham, that what God has promised, He’ll do.
Using visualization techniques or mental images can be a great help in building your faith. While in the natural, there was no reason for Abram and his wife, Sarai to think they would ever have any children of their own, God gave Abram a mental image. The Creator of the universe took Abram outside and told him to look up into the night sky and count the stars, and told him that’s how many descendants he would have. (Genesis 15:5)
Before he received his first debt free airplane in 1976, evangelist Jerry Savelle, had his secretary, put a picture of an airplane on the back of his newsletter next to his itinerary, and write, “Jerry Savelle – coming your way.” He kept the newsletter on his desk, and every time he looked at it, he’d see himself on that plane.
This biblical principle is being used by people in all arenas of life. For example, Jim Carrey, before he was successful as a comedian and actor, would regularly drive to the top of Hollywood Hills in his old car and visualize himself as a successful, sought after actor. He wrote himself a ten million dollar check, dating it for Thanksgiving 1995 and wrote on it, “for services rendered.” Six months before the date, Thanksgiving 1995, he was paid 10 million dollars to be in a film.
In my own life while meditating on and declaring scriptures, I often visualize the promises of God manifested. One night my young son Michael was sick and had a fever. After I put him to bed, I read and reread Isaiah 53:4-5 out loud. I personalized it by saying, “Surely Jesus has borne Michael’s sickness, and carried away his suffering … by his wounds Michael is healed.”
Then I turned to Mark 11: 23:
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
After reading it slowly over and over, thinking about what it meant, I started saying, “Because I believe, I can have whatever I say, so I say that ‘Michael is totally healed and when he wakes up in the morning, he’ll have absolutely no symptoms of sickness or disease about him.’ ”
I envisioned him getting up with a smile on his face, and asking for a bowl of cereal like he usually did. I did this until I was convinced that it was going to happen. It was so real to me, I would’ve been surprised if it didn’t come to pass. The next morning, when my son woke up, he was healed.
The Using Scriptures to Change Your Life Series has now been turned into a free e-book, download by clicking on the following link: Using Confessions to Change Your Life
For the previous post click here, The Power of Words : Using Scriptures to Change Your Life
It’s possible to diligently speak faith confessions every day and then negate your words by speaking negative, destructive words the rest of the day. For example, in the morning you may read your list of scriptures on prosperity- “God supplies all my need according to His riches in Christ Jesus,” or “Wealth and riches are in my house” or “I am blessed coming in, I am blessed going out,” and the rest of the day speak negatively about your finances. The electric bill comes in and you say, “We’ll never be able to pay this” or the company where you work starts laying off people and you start talking about how you’re afraid that you’ll get laid off next.
Speaking scriptural-based words will bring Jesus to our aid. Hebrews 3:1 says that Jesus is the High Priest of our confession. What does a high priest do? A high priest “is one who is authorized to administer, to execute, to implement and to carry into effect … He’s been sent to put into effect, to execute, to carry out the words that you say” if they are based on scripture. (Kenneth Copeland, Faith to Faith—Daily Devotional, June 6)
If you speak negative words about yourself, your family, your job etc. Jesus has nothing to work with. He’s not going to put words into effect that support your defeat. His business is to help you succeed in life, not fail.
Speaking God’s Word will loose the angels to work for you. Hebrews 1:14 says the angels of God have been sent to minister for heirs of salvation, while Psalm 103:20 tells us that the angels obey the voice of God’s word.
The angels can’t hear and obey God’s Word until someone speaks it out of their mouth: that’s their cue to start working and bring it to pass.
When you maintain an attitude of faith and speak words in line with God’s Word, angels will work for you, either in the background or they may appear to you in human form. Hebrews 13:2 says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Usually we are unaware that we are interacting with angels instead of humans. I’ve heard many accounts of people being helped by angels but did not realize they were being helped by a supernatural being until afterwards.
Speaking scriptures over and over will build your faith. Romans 10: 17 says, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” The more you hear yourself say it, the more you’ll believe it.
I remember one night when my son was sick and had a fever. I was tired and wanted to go to bed but I was worried about him and knew I would not be able to sleep. I decided to speak scriptures over him before I went to sleep. One of the scriptures I spoke was Proverbs 4:22, “God’s Word is life and health to all Michael’s flesh.” I kept saying it over and over, as I paced around in my bedroom. I imagined the Word going into my son, killing all the bad germs and healing his body. The more I said it, the more I believed it. After about a half hour of doing this I had confidence that God’s Word was taking care of the situation. I climbed into bed and fell sound asleep.
Here’s another example. Raymond T. Richey, a healing evangelist born in 1893, had contracted tuberculosis while working in the ministry. He was confined to bed. By September of 1919, he had given up on life and he was upset with God for not healing him. God spoke to him and reminded him that the church was believing for his full recovery and also reminded him of the miracles He had done in Ritchey’s family in the past. Richey was repentant and started saying, “Dear Lord, forgive, I do remember and I do believe.”
He openened the Bible and read Psalm 103:3, “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities, Who healeth all thy diseases.” Richey slowly got out of bed and whispered in a weak voice, “I praise You, Lord, I praise You, Lord, I praise You, Lord. I know You are healing me.” Each time he praised God, his voice got stronger until he was shouting. His strength increased rapidly and he knew he was healed.
He was staying with some friends at the time and went to find them. When Richey found them, he shouted, “The Lord has healed me. The Lord has healed me. The Lord has healed me … ” After that, he went back into the ministry totally healed, not only of tuberculosis but a heart condition he had been diagnosed with. To read the next post, click here: The Power of Words, pt. 5
The Using Scriptures to Change Your Life Series has now been turned into a free e-book, download by clicking on the following link: Using Confessions to Change Your Life