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My One Word For 2016


It's that time again.
Another year coming to a close and with that my new word for the new year has been whispered to my heart.

I began asking and praying what my word would be several weeks ago. I had a few tumbling through my mind but they just did not seem to take root in my heart.
 As I prayed I promised God I would wait for his voice to give me the one He wanted, not one I thought was fitting.
There are times in my anticipation and excitement  I tend to walk ahead and not wait on His instruction or timing.
But  wait I did  and in doing so, I hear Him speak......

" Declare"
 " Declare my words over your life and those you love."Declare my promises I have made to you and watch them unfold." 
"Declare life where darkness resides and see my light break forth. "
"Declare who you are in me and feel my love raise you up above all that has tried to keep you down."

God's word teaches us there is life and death in our tongues.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

What we speak (declare) over our lives will determine the fruit we shall eat.
I have come to understand what I speak forth returns to me. If I am claiming negativity and destructive ways over my life the sour fruit of those words shall take root and choke out any light in my life. However it is when I speak of Gods goodness and power regardless of situations and circumstances, the sweet fruit that I am now eating becomes blessings of victory and joy.
I am cloaked in peace that surpasses all understanding and wrapped in an unconditional love that has no measure.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out if your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

This past year , 2015, my word  He gave me was " believe".
I was to believe no matter what trials I walked through my blessings were in the making.
My victories were laid up for me to receive.
My lesson of growth has been  to walk by faith and not by sight,  to not focus on the negative but to trust my daddy God in all things.
I see where "believe" and "declare" go hand in hand.
I am to believe what my daddy God has spoken to be truth and to declare His words over my life for victory.

Elizabeth  Nixon recently wrote a piece on "Decreeing and Declaring". She explains "declare" comes from the Hebrew word achvah meaning "to make known". She goes on to say " As it pertains to us spiritually, declarations are what we speak into the atmosphere, making known what we already have possession of. We can declare our righteousness, our salvation, our eternal victory and friendship with God. "

2016 is my year to declare....
To make known His promises to me and to all I love.

 Ephesians 3:20
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. 

I recently saw these words posted and have purposed to declare them daily.
"Because I honor Him, His blessings will chase me down and overtake me. I will be in the right place at the right time. People will go out of their way to be good to me. I am surrounded by Gods favor!!!
This is my declaration!!!"


Declare
2016
xoxo
Stacey


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