Through our words, we respond to what God has said about us. Did you know that God’s words were spoken and then written so they could be spoken again? The logos or Word of God was written so it could be believed and spoken out of a heart of faith.
Look at this portion of Scripture:
Heb. 13:5-6 …For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” NKJV
Did you notice that? God has said something so we may boldly say something in response. Responding to God’s Word by speaking it is so important. Mark 11:23 says you can have what you say. Not just what you think or wish but what you say. God’s Word is forever settled in heaven. (Psalms 119:89). But we must establish it on the earth.
Some people pray and pray certain prayers; but they never respond to the answer to those prayers. Say for example you pray the epistles prayer in Ephesians 3:14-19 asking God to strengthen you with His might in your inner man that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. NKJV
After you have prayed this prayer, do you believe you have received the answer and begin to respond to the Word by saying something like:
“I’m strengthened with God’s might. I’m filled with all the fullness of God. The anointing and equipping of Christ, dwells in my heart.I’m becoming rooted and grounded in love.”
If you do, that is responding to the Word. It is being a doer of the Word. It’s agreeing with the Word and believing you receive the answer for what you prayed for. It’s acting on your faith by speaking.
Putting the Word of God into confessions is responding to it. As you pray the epistles prayers such as Eph. 1:16-21, Col. 1:9-14 begin to confess what you received when you prayed. Begin to confess that you are walking in the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. Begin to confess that you’re increasing in the knowledge of His will and plan for your life.
Here’s an example out of Phil. 1:9.
Phil 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. NKJV
CONFESSION: My love is abounding more and more in knowledge and all discernment. I’m growing in excellence. I live sincerely and without offence. My righteousness is bringing forth much fruit.