In January 2020, right at the peak of COVID-19, I was standing at the front door of my apartment peeking through the blinds to see if anyone was outside. We were given the mandate of “lock down” at this time and I was struggling emotionally. Mostly, because I was concerned about my family. I must have texted them or ‘jumped’ on a call at least twice a day. It was in that same breath that I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “What are you proclaiming”? When I heard that, I immediately paused and leaned in to see if there was anything else that was going to be whispered. I pondered that for the rest of the day and-fast forward to 2021 I am reaping the benefits of “proclaiming” the word of the Lord over my life. I didn’t realize at the time because of outside circumstances that my words and my faith were at war. I was not speaking the things I was believing for, and I began to waiver at the promises of God. But, that all changed shortly thereafter as I was able to see the real life, tangible manifestation of God’s word bring the evidence of the ‘spoken word’ to my life instantaneously. That day, I’ll never forget, I began to “press in and pray” God’s word over my life, my finances, my future, my family, my co-workers, and most of all “my mind”. We all suffered so much loss during COVID-19, but here is what I am assured of, God is with us, in us, for us, and behind us. God’s word about us is settled in heaven. It’s our job to see what Heaven has recorded about our lives. Today, I release prophetic words over my life daily without fail. And, I will continue to prophesy His word over me “until Christ be fully formed in me”. God has given us power through releasing His words over our lives. His word WORKS!
By: Kareecha Newby