I’m not and have never been much into making resolutions for the new year. I’d rather just do what I’m going to do and leave it at that. I do enjoy making vision boards with my family, however, what I am majorly into these days is making declarations. Maybe it’s the bossy girl in me but man, it feels so amazing to me to be able to speak things into existence like my Abba and watch it all unfold before my eyes.
He reminded me to make declarations a few weeks ago as I lie in bed in pain (normal pregnancy stuff). He reminded me of who I am and how I don’t have to just bend or succumb to everything that comes my way. I have the ability to change things. I can, with my words, make things happen that I want.
I hate that I feel the need to say this but I do not mean declaring things that aren’t right. I won’t go declaring that someone else loses her husband so I can have him. I don’t declare pain, or anything but love on someone who may have done something to hurt me at some point. I mean to make declarations that are in line with God’s will and Word. It’s quite easy to know the difference too.
With regards to my pregnancy for instance, I know as a birth worker, that there are things that kind of come with the territory, but, as a daughter of the King of Kings, I know that there are many things that don’t have to apply to or for me so I speak what I want.
Because I am only 4’10” tall, I have no where to grow but outward and boy, my back feels every bit of growth happening with these babies and it’s no fun at all at times.
One thing I declared was that although my frame is small, it is strong and continuously strengthened and perfectly able to handle carrying multiples. When I see various unappealing symptoms that I could possibly contend with, I say no and declare the opposite over my body and babies. I always end up having a great time with this and I bring my family in on it too so that we can make declarations together. It’s so much fun to hear what each of us comes up with and it’s great to record declarations so that we can go back to them and see what has happened as a result of those declarations.
So, instead of making resolutions, try making some declarations, and have fun with it. Go big with it. We have an amazing Father who is just waiting for us to declare a thing. He is more than able, willing and ready to back us up and see to it that what we say comes to pass. We have so much more authority than we realize. Let’s make 2017 the year that we come into the full revelation of what we have and can do as children of the King. And, before I forget, Happy New Year!