By Odunayo Ketiku
I welcome my Readers to this Edition. I thank God for His Faithfulness to our Land. We shall be looking at the 4th Pillar of Wisdom today which is:
“Hear, for I will speak of excellent things, and the opening of my lips shall be right things.”
“What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lies from speaking guile.”
Psalm 34: 12- 13
To affirm is to say, it is to declare, confirm and confess. Words are keys to success. Words are powerful. They are vehicles, they have agent power to convey you to your destination in life. What you say (affirm) constantly and often has a major influence on your success or failure. There is power in affirmation. What you affirm repeatedly will come to pass in your life.
Negative affirmation is destructive. The children of Israel did not make it to the promised land because they affirm the evil report of the ten spies. Joshua and Caleb affirmed the promise of God that God has given the land to the children of Israel.
What you confess and say has a major influence over your future. Positive affirmations will add beauty and colourfulness to your destiny.
EIGHT FACTS ABOUT AFFIRMATION
1. Affirmation of the promises of God guarantees success
“This book of the law SHALL NOT DEPART OUT OF THY MOUTH…for then thou shalt have good SUCCESS..
Joshua 1:8 (Emphasis mine)
2. Affirmation of the promises of God will result in control of your tongue
“But the tongue can no man tame; it is unruly evil, full of deadly poison” James 3:8
The power of the Word of God will tame your tongue and keep your tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile.
3. Affirmation makes your faith grow. Your faith cannot grow more than your words.
When you affirm Gods promises repeatedly, your faith grows, and at the same time you are saying what it takes to take delivery of what you need from God.
4. Affirmation is the secret to manifestation.
“For verily 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”. Mark 11:23
5. Affirmation is one of the secrets of long life
“For he that will love life, long life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile.” 1 Peter 2: 10. Negative affirmation which is evil speaking shortens life.
6. Affirmation will give you freedom from fear.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and
of a sound mind. ” 11 Timothy 1:7.
7. Negative affirmation attracts Gods judgement.
“They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things;
Psalms 12: 2-3
8. Affirmation of God’s promises will lead to a healthy self – image.
9. Affirmation leads you to living in the heavenly realm. Through affirmation you begin to have a possibility mind set. Positive attitude is the key to attaining superior altitude.
This is life in Christ. Peradventure you have not given your life to Christ Jesus, it’s not late yet. You have to do it just now. Delaying it might be dangerous. Your eternity should matter most now. Life here is temporary. No matter how long you live, you must go one day. Since no one knows the exact day, wisdom demands that one lives each day as if it is the last day.
After giving your life to Christ Jesus, you must desire growth. For as long as the heir remains a child, he will not be able to access the inheritance. To grow, you need your bible. Read and meditate in it day and night. Obey and Affirm it Continually. You also need a bible believing Church where you can fellowship and grow in the Spirit. With joy and gladness of heart, i invite you to Worship God with us on Sundays at 9am and on Wednesdays at 4.30pm at ChristLike Assembly opp Akure South LG Secretariat Ilesa rd Akure. Ondo State. Its always life Transforming and Impactful.
Till we meet here by God’s grace next week, don’t give up, keep standing. There is Hope for you. HE cares for you. Not a strand of your hair can drop without His Permission. If HE makes provision for the birds of the air, He will take care of you. You are more valuable to Him than the birds. Shalom