When we speak the word of God in response to those things that come against us, whether it’s words spoken against one, attacks on the physical man through sickness or a host of negativity that may present itself, we then remove ourselves from the battle. The spirit of God intercedes on our behalf through Jesus Christ. As we incorporate these precepts, we see practice makes for a better response and our response shows we are cultivated in the things of God.

We have to mindful in our hearts that we use the word of God with the gospel character and not speak the word of God through our emotions and personal feelings. But we need to understand the stage has already been set by God who instructs us that “a soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)

It is the spirit that worketh within those that cause strife. We should prayerfully consider that we once had our time in this world living according to the flesh, and that by grace, we are now away from it all.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” — Ephesians 6:12

Therefore, as the spirit of God has drawn us out of darkness, we understand it is by His Spirit that we abide.

We see results when we remove ourselves from situations and take up the shield of faith. When we speak the word of God over ourselves and our lives, the response will manifest from eternity to time, and you will know that God has answered the call. This is a beautiful place to be aware of because this establishment is rooted in change. It causes our hearts to be enlightened and our disposition changes, as well as the way we behave when we are challenged or when the old man tries to contradict the change.

For a moment, we see the battle within, which at times can be fierce because of a flurry of emotions. But because Jesus lives within our hearts, greater is He that is within us than he that’s in the world.

As I’ve been blessed to see such places I speak of, I’m practicing turning situations, whether big or small, over to God each day of my life.

I remember when the smallest thing is out of place or a disruption in my day would consume much of my time because I dwelt on it. This caused me to continually go through the emotions. It is amazing how reiterating keeps you in the same place when hours, days and for some, years have passed by. When we give our problems to Jesus, it only leaves us with a fight of faith to believe He’s taken care of it.

Every day we capitalize on what we’ve learned is important. When we allow what we’ve learned to drop into our spirit man and have a receptive heart to Jesus, change occurs in our lives. A relationship with Christ is being acquainted with He who holds the whole world in His hands. And we are privy to His revelation knowledge that quickens us and causes one to take leaps of faith. This is what we need to see — what we’ve not seen or done before. We cannot change ourselves, but God can mold us by His Spirit.

It’s always good to remember where the Lord has brought you from because those places have set the stage for you to believe for greater.

“Humble yourself therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” — 1 Peter 5:6-7 

This is the rhythm of the gospel character and the sound of the word of God exemplified in your life.

Pamela Young is a native of Goldsboro, a 1990 graduate of Goldsboro High School and author of two books. Share your thoughts with Pamela at breathofapoet@yahoo.com.