Your words have power. All of them. Not just some of them, not just the ones you say in serious moments of prayer, but all of them. There are certain laws set forth in this world, some natural like gravity, some spiritual like the power of the spoken word.
When God created the earth and everything in it, he spoke it in to being. When Jesus walked the earth he spoke to the storm and calmed it, he spoke to heal the sick, he spoke to raise the dead. He instructed us that if we have the faith and do not doubt and SAY to this mountain be thou cast into in to the sea it shall be done(Mark 23:11). Our words have power.
If you are believing for something don't undermine that by speaking negatively about it. I think most Christians who are believers in the power of faith get this, but I here a lot of people speaking death and negativity in their life and they don't even realize it.
"that scared me to death"
How many times have we heard that phrase or said that phrase.
Until we truly grasp the power of the spoken word we can not fully live out our calling in this life, nor will we be the recipients of all the blessings God has for us. That means all the time, in the face of whatever circumstances we see, when we are believing for something, and even in our everyday speech.
We are in a time of economic downturn in our country, and a lot of people are walking around talking negatively, speaking fear, and failure. I wish they realized how powerful this is, and that they might just be bringing bad times onto themselves. I have decided that I will not speak about my personal finances negatively, I will not speak fear words about my business, or my finances. I have decided not to participate in this recession. We have favor, we are blessed, and we are living under the blessing of the Lord and I am going to align my faith and my words up with the Word of God. I hope you will do the same. You might be surprised at how powerful it is.