Our spoken words can promote good or evil. While we want only good to come from our mouth, we often find ourselves declaring things that are contrary to God and His will for us. James addressed this issue in his epistle saying, “And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!” James 3:10 Using declaration prayers doesn’t mean we deny our circumstances or our feelings, but we make conscious choices regularly to agree with what God says about them.
Declarations stir our faith to believe God’s promises for us, however, if we don’t understand God’s ways and how to partner with Him, we can be disappointed and lose hope if we don’t see the immediate results we think we should get. God’s ways are so different from ours. He is always good and faithful, whether we judge it that way in the natural or not. Keep this in mind when declaring the following:
1. God richly supplies my financial needs (Philippians 4:19)
2. I walk in ever increasing health (Isaiah 53:3-5, Psalm 103:1-5)
3. I live under supernatural protection (Psalm 91)
4. I prosper in my relationships (Luke 2:52)
5. I consistently bring God encounters to other people (Mark 16:17,18)
There are also conditions to these declarations. If I declare health, but treat my body like trash, it isn’t effective, because I’m not agreeing with God by saying and DOING what He commands. Its about partnering and agreeing with God in both declaring and following what He asks us to do to walk in the blessings He intends (Deuteronomy 6,7,8). Declarations aren’t “magic” to make God do what we want, but simply believing and speaking His promises for our lives, leaving the “how” and “when” up to Him.