Daily Devotion

November 4, 2015

Invoke God’s blessing upon your life

“He who invokes a blessing on himself…shall do so by saying, ‘May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me.’”

Isa 65:16 AMP

The word “invoke” implies these two things: (1) To make an earnest request for, or to solicit. (2) To put into effect or operation, or to implement. With that in mind, read this Scripture: “[It shall be] that he who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by saying, ‘May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me; and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth and faithfulness to His promises [the Amen], because the former troubles are forgotten.’” That’s a powerful promise! Even as God, our Father, spoke the world into existence, we too can use the Scriptures to frame the world we will live in. When you speak the blessing of God over your life, you “make an earnest request and solicit it.” And you also “put it into effect or operation, and implement it.” This is why God told Moses to bless the Israelites with these words: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace” (Nu 6:24-26 NKJV). Then God added, “And I will bless them” (v. 27 NKJV). Now you can understand why speaking God’s Word over your life can change things for the better, and why the Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Pr 18:21 NKJV). So the word for you today is—invoke God’s blessing upon your life!