Happy New Year!
May His peace guard you in all seasons. May His word be your daily bread! May His goodness, mercy and love pursue you! Amen.
Matthew 12:34-37 (Message)
“It’s your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words. A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard. Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.”
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
This year, I want to encourage you to change your declaration! Forget saying:
- Oh life is so hard.
- Exams are going to be difficult.
- This year is going to be crazy (one that I corrected my Mr on today)
- I feel like crap (one that I corrected myself on today).
Speak LIFE. Speak positivity. Change such remarks to:
- Life may look hard but its easy because I’m an overcomer through Jesus! I am more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
- Exams are going to be sweet, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). I’m believing God for the same wisdom, knowledge and understanding that He gave Daniel and his boys (Daniel 1:17).
- This year is going to be so peaceful. His Peace will be my empire, my dwelling place. Philippians 4:7
- I refuse to listen to my feelings. I am beautiful. Psalm 139:14
There is so much power in our words. We have to be so careful with what we utter from our lips because they shape our world, and can literally bring life or death.
It is words that brought the world into existence. It is words that are used to call the things that be not as though they are (Romans 4:17)
So you get it…words are powerful. We use words in prayer, we use words in worship and we use words to encourage. Let us not use words to curse, slander or discourage from the same mouth. Let us not give the enemy legal rights because of something we’ve said with our mouths.
Change your declaration! Speak LIFE! 🙂
– Kanayo Dike-Oduah
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Verse To Meditate On This Week
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
– Ephesians 4:29
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Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word, will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!
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3 thoughts on “Change Your Declaration ”
I’ve just come across your blog and I love it already! God bless you!
Awww God bless you too hun! Glad that you’re enjoying the blog 🙂