Common Objections to the Making of Declarations - blog series, part 3 of 3

Here is the last post in the series on common objections. You can find all 6 in the book, Declarations. Please comment below on what impacted you from this series or with additional questions.

"I tried it, and it did not work."

Throughout the Word, God promises a good result if we heed certain truth He presents to us. For instance, “Give and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38) or “Honor your father and mother that it may go with you and you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2-3). We are challenged to choose a certain course of action and then expect a positive outcome as a result. There are numerous verses in the Bible such as Proverbs 18:21 that tell us to anticipate blessing as we speak words of life. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” As with any spiritual discipline, we must persevere and overcome the perception that nothing is happening when we make declarations. “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap… and let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:7-9). The losing of heart comes from a belief that nothing is improving. We believe it is impossible to be relentless in declaring truth and not have forward movement in life and in the things of God.