The Power of Simple Life-giving Words


On two different occasions, I felt prompted to speak the word “WALK” to a baby who had never walked and an injured woman who had trouble walking.

For the baby, I said “walk” three times and the baby began to walk about three steps before falling down. I was in shock. So were the baby’s parents. From that day on, the baby started walking regularly.

For the adult, I heard the word “walk” as a thought in my head and felt like God wanted me to instruct the lady to start walking. She listened to the Word and walked, and she was healed that day of whatever pain was going on in her body.

This simple word “walk” was filled with life.

This simple word “walk” actually produced results in the lives of two individuals.

These are just two examples in my personal life where I have seen a simple word manifest into life-giving, blessed results, but Scripture has more. I will share two:

Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk. And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked (John 5:8-9).

Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength (Acts 3:6-7).

What would it look like if we consciously spent more time each day speaking life-giving words over ourselves, friends, family, schools, workplaces, etc.?

I do believe words have power to change situations and have believed this for quite some time now, but TODAY I really needed this reminder.

I feel an intense push from God in this season of my life to speak more LIFE-giving words over various situations that are affecting me and the lives of people around me.

Interestingly, this reminder came from watching a baby crawl in a video on my Facebook feed today.

Truly, it’s time to WALK.



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