I do declare!!

dec·la·ra·tion noun \ˌde-klə-ˈrā-shən\
: the act of making an official statement about something : the act of declaring something

: something that is stated or made known in an official or public way

: a document that contains an official statement : a document that makes a declaration

In the Kingdom of God we are to declare the works of The Lord. We are to speak whatever we need into existence. Just think how powerful that is. Declaring something that everyone around you thinks is impossible.

Showing those signs and miracles for the unbelievers to see in hope that they too begin to believe and seek the Kingdom of God.

(1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.)

(Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.)

What are you declaring? The kingdom of God or the kingdom of satan?

Matthew 12:37
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Proverbs 10:19
Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.

Proverbs 12:13
Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, and so the innocent escape trouble.

Proverbs 13:2
From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.

Proverbs 13:3
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

Proverbs 21:23
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.

Hosea 10:13
But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception. Because you have depended on your own strength and on your many warriors,

Our testimony

We were young.
We were in a “sort of love.” We thought it was true love. It wasn’t.
We got married.
We had babies.
That love stayed the same.
Through out the years we didn’t really know how to love each other.
That little bit of love we had, we began to lose it.
I needed a husband.
He didn’t know how to be one.
He needed a wife.
I didn’t have a clue.
Satan was the head of the household for many years.
Rebellion set in.
I began to drift away.
Hope was lost.
Trust was lost.
I was home but mentally gone.
All the broken promises.
Broken hope.
Broken…just broken.
I went farther and farther away.
He slowly tried to fight for it.
I was too far gone.
Satan blinded the heartache with sin.
Then, he had enough.
He left and the papers were signed.
My world was shattered.
I screamed.
I cried myself to sleep.
He told me he didn’t love me anymore.
I tried to fight for it.
He was gone.
It was too late.
Hatred rose up.
Resentment set in.
Two months of chaos.
But, God was working in that storm.
I didn’t see it.
I slowly began to let go.
The peace was setting in.
I had the papers.
I signed then.
I was almost divorced.
My phone rings. It was him.
He wants to talk.
He said something inside him has changed.
I cry.
God has changed us.
Three months of hell is over.
We have allowed God to be in control.
Now we are made for each other.
He changed us.
After 8 years of marriage we are finally loving with the Fathers love.
True love.
Wanting good for each other.
Learning how to be a husband and wife.
Praying for each other.
Happy to the fullest extent.
Now, here we are in our 12th year of marriage.
Knowing the Fathers love.
Certain of our purpose in this marriage.
We have changed for His glory.
Remembering the past but Rejoicing in the present.
This isn’t the end, it’s just the beginning.
Abiding in his love, forever.

Lisa Wood

Happy Anniversary, Shane. I loved you then, I love you more today and I’ll love you even more in the next 12 years.