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speak life over yourself

Have you ever told your body parts how amazing they are? If you have a diseased part of your body then learning to speak life over yourself could be just the medicine you need.

By continuing to read on, you’ll learn what it means to speak life, the difference it can make, and the one big mistake we make that hinders our words.

Japenese scientist Masaru Emoto proved the power of our words by conducting a water experiment where he took samples of tap water and spoke to them.

One sample he spoke words of life such as ‘you’re beautiful, I’m grateful for you, you’re amazing….’ and another sample he spoke words like ‘you disgust me, I hate you…’

He then photographed the samples and guess what happenespeak life over yourself

The samples where he had spoken loving words to looked like beautiful diamonds or snowflakes under the microscope and the samples where he had spoken hateful or words of death to looked dirty and ugly under the microscope.

Isn’t this just completely incredible?

This scientifically proves that your spoken words have power to create beauty or destruction, life or death.



My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings…… For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

Pro 4:20-22

The Bible tells us that speaking God’s word (over yourself) is speaking ‘life and health’. A bit like taking medicine. I look at God’s Word as being like a broad-spectrum antibiotic.




Perhaps you’re on the receiving end of Christians telling you, you’re already healed. I understand if this is painful and feels insensitive and devaluing.

They’re trying to speak life over your body by elevating the Word of God over your circumstances.

They are prophesying over the dry bones and using their authority in Christ to elicit change.

I find it’s easy to begin declaring healing and starting with the best of intentions but during seasons of weariness, we can revert back to declaring how things are in the natural.

So how can we be consistent in declaring healing?




The change has to happen in the heart first. The pain in the body can be far more real than what the Bible says. (This is so challenging)

If you relate to this, then reading LIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE may help you a little.

Are you more aware of your symptoms than you are of Scripture? Is who you are in the natural more powerful than who you are in Christ?

When we see ourselves healthy, even though our bodies have symptoms, we are aligning with our identity in Christ. See ARE YOU CLOTHED IN CHRIST OR CLOTHED IN SICKNESS?

In order to speak life over ourselves effectively, we must have integrity. In other words, we must believe what we’re saying. If you stand in the mirror and tell yourself you’re beautiful, but you don’t really believe it, then your cells know you’re lying!

I find it more helpful, to start with appreciation. You may not love your nose, but why do you appreciate it?

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Image: Rebekah Ballagh Journey to Wellness




In other words, we speak life over our bodies because we believe it to be true, not because we’re hoping it will come true.

“…the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.”

Rom 4:17 

Abraham’s name was ‘the Father of many nations’ for 20 years before he actually had children.

This was to be his identity, even though it hadn’t yet manifest in the natural.

In the same way, I call myself ‘healed by the stripes of Jesus’ before I see this in my body; this is speaking Truth and life over my circumstances. 




Have you noticed that in the Bible, God never created without the spoken word? God said ‘Light be’ in Genesis, and ‘then there was light’.

He spoke the answer, the solution to the darkness. He didn’t just think it, he spoke it into existence.

Jesus spoke to the fig tree ‘Be cursed’ and it withered up by the roots. In fact, words were always spoken in the Bible every time Jesus healed someone. 

Jesus spoke to the leper ‘be healed’ and the leper was healed.

The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63



I try to prophesy my future and speak life over myself every day.  In Psalm 107:20 it says  ‘He sent His word and healed them…’ 

I believe my healing is in God’s Word; that his words are seeds and will bear fruit at the time of harvest. 

“Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Jer 23:29

If words have creative power, just think of the power that God’s Words have. Think about the force of a forest or house fire. In a matter or minutes a whole house can burn to the ground.

Now if God’s Words are as powerful as fire, I certainly want to be speaking His words over myself.

Joel Osteen often uses the analogy of a thermostat. The temperature in the room might be 20°C but if you set the thermostat to 30°C, then it won’t be long before the temperature in the room changes to match.




I think if anyone had told me that I would regularly be talking to my body parts I would never have believed them.

I believe that stress and trauma can be trapped in our cells and focusing on and giving love to our body parts contributes in releasing it.

‘Body I love you, you’re amazing…’

Why don’t you try speaking love to your body? This has helped raise my self esteem and increased my confidence. It doesn’t honour God to hate the body he gives us.




Maybe you think that speaking powerful words is just for pastors or people with authority. But God says…

 Where the word of a king is, there is power;” Ecc 8:4 He’s talking about you and me! We are the royal priesthood and our words are powerful.


Our words carry weight even though our crown may be invisible. So if a part of your body hurts, speak love to it and not hate. 

Can you picture a world where we all use our power and speak life in the way in which God intended; I wonder if we would notice change in the world around us?

Did you know that the Bible says your words have creative power? Which part of your body are you going to start speaking over first?

 I declare you healthy, healed and whole in the name of Jesus.

Lorna x

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