“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing songs to God. The other prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25
Perhaps you have been told that your words mean nothing, that your voice doesn’t matter. Perhaps you’ve gone throughout life not wanting to speak up because there would be consequences.
Sis, do not believe the lies of the enemy. Your words have power.
Have you ever noticed that the more you complain, the worse you feel. However, when you sing that favorite gospel song or just give God thanks, you begin to feel lighter and the emotions subside. Paul and Silas’ chains and pains didn’t stop their praise, your chains and pains cannot stop yours.
“Suddenly there was an earthquake so strong that it shook the foundation of the jail. All the doors of the jail opened, and…” Acts 16:26
Your prayers and praise can break chains! Do you see the power of words in the text? This is not just Paul and Silas’ testimony, it can be yours too! Do your workplace need some shaking up? Use your prayers and praise! Are the kids off the chains? Speak life into them! Is there strife and discord in your relationships? Restore peace and unity with prayers and praise. Are you in bondage or experiencing pain? Break those chains and pains with your prayers and praise.
By faith, you can activate the power of God in your life with your words. Sis, use the authority gifted to you by the Holy Spirit. Declare and decree peace in your home and workspace. Declare healing and wholeness over your body. The next time you want to complain, choose to praise God. Victory starts with your lips.
And life can begin or end with your words…
“Then he brought them outside and said, “Men, what must I do to be saved?” Acts 16:30
It’s by your prayers and praise that others may desire to know Christ. Let your words serve as a guide, pointing them to the One who saves.
You matter. Your words matter. Your prayers matter. Your praise matters.
Peace and Blessings